At the heart of Catherine Richardson’s work lies a fundamental fascination for the internal life of her subjects, subjects captured at the moment when conscious control is given over to the subconscious world. Pivotal themes recur; people asleep, figures enveloped in water and the private internal landscape exposed.
Catherine’s development as an artist has been consolidated by a formal training in the history of art. She studied Fine Art as a combined degree, painting at Edinburgh College of Art with history of art at Edinburgh University. Her style remains freely layered, drawing upon but deliberately not restricted by the mores of traditional painting. Textured marks and imprints, the pattern of a wallpaper print, rollers, brushes, even the bottom of a shoe, can play a part in the building up of the picture space.