Watercolour Award 2023

Catherine MacDiarmid

Personal Space: Dancer

Bankside Gallery: Rising Artists, Jackson's Painting Prize 2023
Watercolour
Paper
35 x 35 cm

Watercolour Award Winner

“My work is inspired by the people around me – friends and close family feature predominantly. I never seek to flatter, but rather to unveil hidden narratives and record situations the way I see or recall them, representing for me a memory, relationship, event, or even a feeling, making each piece very personal. These can be single portraits, or scenes featuring groups and gatherings.

I sometimes alter narratives by juxtaposing figures together, however, primarily it is determined by my perception of different situations. I may choose to produce each image in oils, watercolour or charcoal, as each one has individual qualities and challenges, and can express the image in different ways.”