Kath has been a Green Door member since 2014 when she retired from a thirty year career as a teacher of Art and Design at secondary level. During this time, and into retirement, she was also a GCSE and A level moderator for the AQA exam board from 1995-2017. As a teacher of art, all areas of the subject had to be delivered but a visit with students to a local print studio in the North East set her on the path as a print maker, eventually specialising in reduction lino cut (and screen printing sometimes) She is still interested in the eductional process and occasionally run workshops for local art groups and schools.
She gets her ideas from everywhere, mostly landscapes, and mostly from where she lives. What interests her aa much as the image she makes is the process used to make it, using lino cut techniques and tools, some conventional, some not. However, as always, when the paper is about to be lifted, there is the anticipation and then the moment of surprise when the image is revealed.
Some examples of Kath’s work are below: