17/01-29/01 2012 Pride in the House Winner, 11th Annual Art Award, Lauderdale House, London
02/09-23/09 2011 Nokia UK, London, UK
27/05-24/06 2011 Nokia House, Espoo, Finland
22/03-23/05 2010 Belsize Health, London
1995 Poetry Society, London (collaboration with Bridport Poetry Prize Winner, Nicola Waldron)
Nov 1988 ‘Do the Locomotion’, Yorkshire Dance Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire
June-July 2013 Clifford Chance Sixth Annual Transatlantic LGBT Art Exhibition, London
16-17 June 2012 Landmark Midsummer Art Fair, Teddington, Middlesex
June-July 2012 Clifford Chance Fifth Annual Transatlantic LGBT Art Exhibition, London
12/07-24/07 2011 Pride in the House, Finalists show, Lauderdale House, London
13/05-22/05 2011 Life Drawing & Painting, Candid Galleries, London
Sept 2009 Candid Artists Group Show, Candid Galleries, London
Dec 2009 Candid Artists Group Show, Candid Galleries, London
May 2007 Hope Gallery Group Show, London
1990 Leeds Artists Show, Leeds City Art Gallery
1990 ‘Art From Here to Tomorrow’, The West Yorkshire Playhouse
1989 Taking Root, Bristol Cathedral
1989 ‘Animal Rights & Wrongs, Community Copyart, London
Nov 1988 Yorkshire Dance Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nov 2011 Birch Bark Panels commission, Satu Nevalainen, Finland
1989 BBC Television. ‘After Icon’:
Theatre work (masks and props):
1990-1996 Full Moon Theatre Company
1990-1996 Faceless Theatre Company
1985-1988 BA (Hons) Fine Art 2:1, Leeds Polytechnic (Metropolitan University)
1983-1984 O.N.D. in general Art & Design (Merit), Amersham College, Bucks
CATHY STOCKER was born in Taplow, Bucks in 1965. She studied at Amersham College of Art and Design and Leeds Polytechnic (Metropolitan University), graduating in 1988 with a B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art. Cathy has exhibited in the UK and Finland and was the first Artist in Residence at the Yorkshire Dance Centre where she also had her first solo show in 1988.
I am a visual artist working predominantly as a painter with a strong interest in the landscape and weather and I have spent the last couple of years interrogating the medium of acrylic.
I work in a semi-traditional way, making watercolour sketches in situ from field trips and develop these into larger paintings in the studio.
The Vanajanlinna series of ‘Betula pendula’ (Silver Birch) paintings were inspired by a trip to Finland in 2009. My initial line drawings of Silver Birch trees reminded me of the ghosts of soldiers, forgotten Finnish infantrymen who would have fought in this type of landscape, and in the dense fir forests of this region, in the Second World War. I thought the birches looked like they were standing on guard, but without branches or leaves, almost as if no longer connected to families at home; alone, but standing together, in death as in life; a tree for every soldier. This work evokes the memory of the fallen their own flesh feeding the trees that now represent them. As Finland’s national tree it could come to symbolize each death in much the same way as the poppy does for the UK.
In my recent series of Welsh night-seascapes – ‘Cae Du’, I am most interested in capturing the changing light. I use only one to three colours at the very most in each painting. My original sketches for these paintings are drawn at dusk and when colours begin to merge into one another, becoming almost monochrome as night falls.
I am now embarking on a portrait project for 2013, please refer to my Journal (see tab at the top of this page for more info).
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