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Catherine Anna Benson

Artist's description

I am an artist, maker and illustrator, working in mixed media, frequently using engraving techniques, drawing, metal leaf and glass.

After studying fine art to degree level in the early 90s, I  progressed through a range of craft-based experiments, veered towards illustration, then more recently, back to crafts and making.

I try to use recycled, reclaimed and found materials as much as possible.

Recently, I have been using shells, pebbles and driftwood, collected from the beach.

The shape, colour and textures of the objects I transform suggest the designs I create for them.

I tend to draw on the natural world and organic forms, for inspiration. It often feels as if I am trying to capture and conjure moments of elusive beauty, before they are lost to us forever, in our threatened natural environment.