Catherine Weld’s paintings and drawings are the creative expression of her response to the physical and emotional experiences of life. They are informed by constant drawing from observation combined with close attention to sensation, which she works to express through sensitivity to the paint and openness to the demands of the subject. She draws from nature and the figure, in charcoal and pencil, makes experimental studies in a range of media, and paints mainly with oils on canvas. 

Her ultimate creative aim is to bring the sensation of the subject to the viewer as a direct experience through the physicality of the medium in which she is working: oil paint, charcoal, pencil or whichever other material best answers the requirements of the moment.

The artist has exhibited widely; amongst other venues, as a painter at the RA in London, the RUA in Belfast and the RHA, Dublin, and as a facilitator of hospice-based, patient-led projects, in London at the Riverside in Hammersmith and The British Museum. Between 2003 and 2011 she was artist in residence at hospices in Dorset, England, and Inverness, Scotland.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (solo and group)

  • 2019 Heron Gallery, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

  • 2019 Lavit Gallery Members’ Exhibition (selected)

  • 2018 Vue Art Fair, RHA, Dublin with Catherine Hammond Gallery

  • 2018 Solo Exhibition, Blue House Gallery Schull

  • 2018 ‘Elements’, curated by Catherine Hammond, Skibbereen Arts Festival

  • 2018 ‘Anseo’, Skibbereen Arts Festival

  • 2018 ‘Light Sensitive’ Blue House Gallery, Schull

  • 2018 ‘Tribal’, Blue House Gallery, Schull

  • 2018     Blue House Gallery, (Solo)

  • 2018     Elements: West Cork Landscapes, curated by Catherine Hammond, Skibbereen Arts Festival

  • 2017     End of Season 2017, Catherine Hammond Gallery

  • 2017     Vue Art Fair, RHA, Dublin with Catherine Hammond Gallery

  • 2017     Blue House Gallery, (joint show)

  • 2017     'Regions', Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

  • 2017     West Cork Creates

  • 2017     Skibbereen Arts Festival, Best of Blue House Gallery

  • 2016     End of Season 2016, Catherine Hammond Gallery

  • 2016     Vue Art Fair, RHA, Dublin

  • 2016     Blue House Gallery (solo)

  • 2015     Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

  • 2015     Blue House Gallery

  • 2015     West Cork Creates, collaboration with Yvon O’Flynn

  • 2015     Galway Fringe Festival, Visual Art Exhibition

  • 2015     Hive Emerging Gallery, Waterford

  • 2015     ‘Borders’ - Katmandu, Kerry and Kildare, Nepal Leprosy Trust

  • 2015     The Clore Education Centre, The British Museum, London, Display Design

  • 2014     Royal Ulster Academy 133rd Annual Exhibition

  • 2014     1FT SQ, Higher Bridges Gallery Enniskillen, N. Ireland

  • 2014     Visual Arts Open, Higher Bridges Gallery Enniskillen, N. Ireland

  • 2011     ‘D&AD New Blood’, The Old Truman Gallery, Shoreditch, London

  • 2011     ‘Em[body]ment’, The Gallery, AUCB, Poole, Dorset

  • 2011     Growing Nature, (NHS Clinic permanent exhibition)

  • 2010     ‘For the Love of Offset’, South Studios, Dublin

  • 2008     The Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis, UK (solo)

  • 2005     ‘Rosetta Life’, Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset (arts in health)

  • 2004     ‘Preserve’, Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset (installation)

  • 2004     ‘Rosetta Live!’, Riverside, Hammersmith, London (arts in health)

  • 2001     ‘Postcards from the Line’, (Solo Show) Bridport Arts Centre, UK (installation)

RESIDENCIES

  • 2017 Artist Studio Residency, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre (10 weeks)

  • 2016 Artist’s Retreat, Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry

  • 2014 Artist’s Retreat, Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry

  • 2003–2011 Artist in Residence, Trimar Hospice, Weymouth, Dorset

  • 2008 Artist in Residence, Highland Hospice, Inverness, Scotland (3 weeks)

  • 2007 Artist in Residence, Lewis Manning Hospice, Poole, Dorset, (10 weeks)

EDUCATION

  • BA(Hons) Graphic Design, (First Class)

 

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