From the drama of the surrounding countryside I receive endless visual inspiration which I interpret using bold brush strokes and an exciting pallet of colours. My response to the landscape is both emotional and intellectual and I seek to capture the ‘Sense of Place’ in each work I undertake. I work in a variety of media, watercolour, ink, acrylic oils and charcoal and in a variety of sizes from very tiny paintings to very large works. I try not to be afraid of failure and approach each work with vigour and passion, not restricting myself to one medium. While continuing to refine my skills, balancing colours and depicting a sense of light and beauty peculiar to the Highlands, I take pleasure in creating unique works of art reflecting the landscape of Scotland as I see it .
Katherine Sutherland first trained as a nurse in Edinburgh in the 90’s before moving back to the beautiful highlands of Scotland where she now lives and works as a full-time artist since 2014. Kathys paintings are greatly influenced by the Scottish Colourists and the Impressionists, in particular Paul Cèzanne. Kathy is also inspired by the works of Tom Thomson, Duncan Shanks, Peter Prendergast and Joan Eardley – to name but a few.
Katherine Sutherland. 'Resilience' watercolour_mix, 1190. x 680cm