Kate Downie

One of a major series of large scale mixed media drawing using techniques first fully explored during a winter residency in the village of Gardenstown on the north coast of the Moray Firth in Aberdeenshire.

The subject for ‘Full Tide’ is the concrete seafront road of Gardenstown, at the moment of the highest tide. The work was made and internally constructed through a series of wave-dodging winter walks, on-site sketches and short films works. The proximity and contrast of the North Sea to the cottages of the village with only a narrow road between is really the point of the work. I want the viewer of this work to feel the depth and danger of the winter sea when looking at this work. I was experimenting with the different properties of ink + watercolour+ water to create a sense of depth beneath the water surface.