A few months back I sat down with painter Catherine Ross to discuss work in her latest exhibition 'Snowblind Eyes' which took place at Newave Gallery in Aberdeen. Since graduating from Grays School of Art Catherine has been appearing in group shows up and and down the country with work in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Newcastle and London. The Newave show marks the first solo show from this talented painter so it seemed like a good point to take stock of where Catherines ideas have evolved from and where she might go next!
Catherine was a great person to chat with, speaking about her past, family history and how it fed into her ideas and paintings. Its almost a shame I didn't leave the camera rolling throughout as we also had a less informal chat about everything covered in the video and more which helped me gain a real insight to the work, its attachement to her beloved Canada, the ideas of freedom and a yearning for the nomad life as epitomised by the teepee models and the desire to find something new or better, escaping the confines of the present to search out a different future in the boats.
'Snowblind Eyes' was a great starting point for Catherine who is already well established winning numerous awards and accolades since finishing at Grays and with more shows lined up in 2016 she's one to watch! Charming, elegant and with a deeper beauty to be found, Catherine should go far and I can't wait to see what she does next!
Find out more about Catherines work on her website, and twitter.