The work of printmaker Catherine Sutcliffe-Fuller explores her personal journey from a rural to an urban environment.
Nature is a constant in her work and life: as a child she enjoyed a rural upbringing and connected with nature and its seasons on her parents’ smallholding. Today, sketching nature provides her with a sense of identity, stability and structure in our fast-paced environment.
She creates multi-layered prints using the processes of lino cutting and etching zinc plate with nitric acid. She describes her work: “My subject is the urban landscape. Of man who ‘sets the scene’ and the ‘role’ nature has to play. All my work is supported by drawing and I draw inspiration from observing my local culture, landscape and history.”
At the age of sixteen she attended York Technical College, and in 1994 she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Brighton where she specialised in Fine Art Printmaking.
Her work has been exhibited widely including at The Royal Academy of Arts (London), The ING Discerning Eye (London), and the 8th British International Mini Print Exhibition (London 2011 – 13 and now touring). Private collections include: The House of Lords, London, Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Defra and Art in Hospitals, Selby.
Catherine is currently working on a commission for The New Schoolhouse Gallery in York and also working towards a solo exhibition for the Dean Clough Gallery in Halifax.