A6 round cornered note books

We’ve been supplying our stockists with these little Scottish landscape note books for a couple of years but at long last they are available on-line. I use these for shopping lists, to do lists, all sorts. Lots of designs to choose from – this is the one I have in my bag at the moment. “The Western Isles from Trotternish, Isle of Skye“.

We now have lots of gifts and artwork featuring “Rainstorm, Isle of Skye”.

My new(ish) artwork “Rainstorm, Isle of Skye” now appears on many of our art, stationery, homeware, tableware and jewellery ranges.

It may be my favourite range at the moment!  You can see the full collection here

What is Digital Collage?

Many people when they first see my work, think that it is painting.   In fact all my work is digital collage which is basically any form of collage assembled or created using a computer.

I start off on location taking photographs of the landscape then back in the studio I use a computer to blend the landscape photography with sections of additional photographs to add texture, colour and depth.

Examples of these “textures” are shown below, these include peeling paint on old fishing boats (a favourite source of textures!), lichen on rocks, a campervan table top and some copper paint on board which I oxidised in the studio.    I sometimes use photographs of painting or mixed media but more often I use photographs surfaces such as rocks, peeling paint, scratched metal, rust, fabric, old paper….all sorts of unusual things.   I have a huge archive of “weird” pictures that I have collected, including the bottom of my kitchen sink.

Each finished piece might have between 10 and 20 layers of collage in addition to the original landscape photograph, although don’t ask me so identify them all on the spot as I can never remember!

Best Product Award at Scotland’s Spring Trade Fair

January always disappears in a blur.   By the time the kids are back at school and I’ve started to think doing grown up stuff again, we are right into trade fair chaos!  Every year we have a stand at Scotland’s Spring Trade fair.  It’s where we meet all our stockists and show them what I’ve been doing for the last year.  This year I featured my new “wearable art” Scottish landscape aluminium and silver jewellery collection and we were delighted to win a Best Product Award!  In celebration we are doing a giveaway competition over on the facebook page

In other exciting news, our plans to move to Skye are back on the table and our house in Falkirk is on the market.  I’ll be saying lots more about the move soon but for now we are just really excited (and stressed!).

 

New Work, Ben More Isle of Mull


I’ve had “make new Mull work” on my list for ages, along with hundreds of other places!  I’m pleased with this one – Reflections of the evening sun over the Sound of Mull with views to Ben More.

It’s actually the view from the Oban to Barra ferry, a fabulous journey in itself.

We’ve now made a lovely collection of wall art, gifts, homeware, stationary and jewellery featuring this image which you can browse here.

Christmas Shopping Weekend / Open Studios Sat 18th and Sun 19th November

You are invited to join us for an open studio weekend and sale at Cath’s studios and workshop in Grangemouth on Sat 18th & Sun 19th Nov 2017.

We’ll be open from 11am to 4pm each day.  There will be Christmas discounts on all of Cath’s current work and you can browse a large range of slight seconds, samples or end of line work including her new aluminium jewellery range, prints, cushions, mugs, coasters and gifts at greatly reduced prices.  Mulled wine, tea, coffee and mince pies will be provided!

**Please Read**

Directions – park at the front carpark of the business centre near reception. Reception will be closed. Follow the signs around to the rear car park and enter worskhop area via roll top door.

If lost please call 07967565723

Workshop 79

Flexspace Business Centre

Earls Road Industrial Estate

Grangemouth

FK3 8UU

We are marked on Google Maps.

Autumn Open Day and Studio Sale

You are invited to join us for an open day and sale at Cath’s studios and workshop in Grangemouth on Sat 23rd Sept 2017 from 11am to 4pm.

In addition to all of Cath’s current work you can browse a large range of slight seconds, samples or end of line work including her new aluminium jewellery range, prints, cushions, mugs, coasters and gifts at greatly reduced prices.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided!

**Please Read**

Directions – follow sat nav to FK3 8UU.  Cath Waters Studio is pinned on Google Maps.  On arriveal park at the front carpark of the business centre near reception. Reception will be closed. Follow the signs around to the rear car park and enter workshop area via roll top door.If lost please call 07967565723

Workshop 79

Flexspace / Evans Business Centre

Earls Road Industrial Estate

Grangemouth

FK3 8UU

New Scottish Landscape Jewellery

New work – Storm over the Isle of Skye

I finished this work of rain clouds over the Isle of Skye yesterday and as with all my new work I posted it on my Facebook page.  I love it but I was worried that it might be a a bit too bleak for some.  Well I shouldn’t have been worried as it turned out to be one of my most liked and commented posts to date.  Seems there are lots of fans of a broody Scottish sky out there besides me.  This is now available on the website as several sizes of standard and Giclee panoramic prints and I’ve also made a square cropped mini-print version to fit those ubiquitous ikea frames.

New work from Lewis & Skye

I’ve been slacking a bit on this blog so I’m going to do a quick catch up on some of my new art work since I last posted:  Reef beach, Isle of Lewis, The Western Isles from Trotternish, Skye and Uig Sands, Isle of Lewis.Last summer we went to Lewis for a week of sun followed by Skye for a week of rain (in a campervan with three kids – don’t ever try it).  I came home with hundreds of new photos to work on but I’ve been so busy since then that I’ve not found the time to do anything with them. They’ve been sitting as works in progress for months.   We’re moving house soon (more about that later) and because art is a such good antidote for stress, I’ve made time to finish them.  Expect more work over the next month!

The first of these is the beautiful Reef beach on Lewis (Traigh na Beirghe), a vast expanse of white sand edged by flower covered machair in summer, with a handy campsite just over the dunes. The day we visited was one of those days where the sun shone on beach and grey storm clouds gathered overhead.  It didn’t rain. We splodged and collected shells and soaked up the views.

The second piece is from Skye.  On our last night of a wet week camper-vanning on Skye we found a tiny and very quiet campsite at Camus More on the North Western Trotternish peninsula near Bornisketaig.  The lovely lady who owned the campsite said that she didn’t advertise as she didn’t like it when it got too busy so it was just us and one other family (and lots of midges).    The campsite looks out over a part sandy, part pebble beach with incredible views out to the Western Isles and we sat with some beer and watched the sunset.  Amazingly it was the first time the kids had seen a proper sunset.  And it was some sunset!   If we hadn’t reversed the van into a lamp post earlier that day it would have been the perfect end to our holiday.