Kate Downes

I am a print maker/artist based in Levenshulme, Manchester. My work is inspired by the scenes and
everyday objects around me, paying particular attention to colour and shape. My aim is to distil the essence of a subject
into a bold, simple form that still retains the atmosphere and essential detail. My style is influenced by Pop Art and
graphic images. I am always experimenting with different styles and techniques, but my work retains a distinctive style. 
My recent work is a series of etchings of coastal scenes, which reflect a sense of quiet observation. I have experimented
with shaped plates, reminiscent of Renaissance oil paintings, and the introduction of 'interference' on the plate. 
This work exploits the compromises and quirks inherent in print making. 


For sales or other enquiries please contact: