watercolour and ink on found Chinese Ink Painting
Kate Downie RSA is an American-born Scottish landscape artist. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the UK as well as in China, Australia, Norway, Holland, France, and the USA. She has received numerous awards and residency placements over her career, and is represented in public and private collections worldwide. In the past 5 years the artist has studied ink painting and contemporary culture in China through many visits and residencies, including lessons in Chinese seal carving with a master calligrapher in Beijing in 2015. Solo touring exhibitions in Scotland, most recently with her ground breaking 'Shared Vision' series and Great Wall prints reflect the result of this prolonged relationship.
Her continued exploration of human travel has been inspired by recent journeys though Australian river estuaries, Japanese train systems and American highways. 'Estuary' at the Scottish Gallery in 2015 exhibited some of these concerns, but they will be more intensely reflected in a dramatic major Festival Show in Edinburgh 'The Anatomy of Haste' in 2017 at the same venue.
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