KATY GARROD ART
Contemporary art inspired by nature
I am an artist based in the beautiful Chiltern hills in South Oxfordshire UK.
My inspiration is my love of the natural world and the life that lives there. I am a keen walker, mountain biker and rock climber. These activities have taken me to wild and magical places all over the UK and abroad and I try to capture in my art the sense of freedom and joy I feel in these surroundings.
I paint contemporary abstracted landscapes in which animal and plant forms can often be found. Sometimes I stray into complete abstraction when trying to capture a particular feeling about a place.
I use mainly acrylics on canvas, wooden board and paper. My works are usually multi-layered and my process involves covering and uncovering lower layers to reveal glimpses of colours, forms and textures. I use charcoal, graphite, inks and collage and occasionally oil paints and oil pastels.
I have always been a naturalist and originally trained as a scientist to PhD level. My artistic study has included working with Caroline Hulse FRA, Ashley Hanson, Lewis Noble and Alice Sheridan. I completed the Creative Visionary Programme with Nicholas Wilton in 2019.
Memberships and competitions
Connected Artist Club
Henley Art and Craft Guild
Freedom in Painting group
Selected for the Society of Wildlife Artists Natural Eye 2020 exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London
Longlisted for the Visionary Art Open 2020
Longlisted for National Open Art Competition 2017