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  I am delighted to announce that two pieces of my work have been shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition 2017 and as such these two works are up for Public vote. You can vote for either or both pieces by clicking on the following links: Uprooted...

Alan Davies, Web Master for the Ceredigion Art Trail is offering an Art Book service to Artists. I took part in the pilot and my Art Book is available to read by clicking on the following link: http://art-book.co.uk/CathyStocker/ Included is information about my background, my work, my...

THE WELSH COLLECTION. Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection. ITALY. 2017 (Book and Exhibition): My work titled ‘Y Fedwen’ is one of 140 pieces commissioned by Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection in Italy, for inclusion into their next collection, ‘The Welsh Collection’ which will go on exhibition...

An exhibition of new watercolours and oils by Cathy Stocker exploring the Pembrokeshire coastline and beyond. 7th October - 14th November 2016 Preview: Fri 7th October 6-8pm Join us for wine and nibbles and to meet the artist. The Coach House Gallery at St. Dogmaels Abbey Hanes Llandoch The Coach House Shingrig St...

I will be opening my studios and gallery as part of the Ceredigion Art Trail, 31st July - 14th August. Come and join me for a glass of wine and nibbles at the preview evening of my new series of silver birch bark pyrography panels...

Elly Clarke came  to sit for me on Saturday and took some interesting photographs recording the process. She has written this thought provoking and interesting insight into 'the sitter's experience': “For four hours yesterday I sat for Cathy Stocker as she drew me for an ongoing...

My dear old friend Jenny Wiltsie came to sit for me on Saturday. It was an intense 5 hours!! Longest time spent drawing anyone. I am very grateful to Jenny, who was so patient and entertaining. The light changed massively over the hours and it...

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition opens on Monday 10th June. My portrait of Yan Spencer is located in the Large Weston room of the Main RA galleries. I attended the Varnishing Day for artists on Monday, you could only describe it as a very celebratory...

My portrait of Yan Spencer has been selected for this year’s Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. 10 June — 18 August 2013 In the Main Galleries Royal Academy of Arts Piccadilly London W1J OBD Buy tickets here: Royal Academy of Arts...

Graham Pike is the most phenomenal musician. A jazz virtuoso in trumpet, chromatic harmonica and piano. He can also sing a fine tune too. They don't get much better than Mr Pike! Graham came to sit for me on Saturday. The drawing took approx 3 hours...

I drew the delightful Mr Kevin Poree on Saturday. He came all the way from Canterbury to sit for me. I haven't seen Kevin since 2007 and he hasn't changed a bit! Kevin was very pleased to have his portrait drawn and made the perfect model....

This is my latest self-portrait (with Athene, my stuffed Tawny owl). It took me approx. 20 hours over February and March. As with my previous 'Self-portrait with Athene', I am standing with Athene, my protective talisman. I am also holding one of her feathers. The inspiration...

My good friend and Tattooist, Yan Spencer, sat for me today. I have spent many hours under the needle with Yan, so it was interesting to have the tables turned today. He made an excellent model, for which I am very grateful. I used pencil plus...

Not being able to get into the studio for a month got me planning how I could improve my working environment. It reminds me of a book I read a couple of years ago called 'Geography of Home' by Akiko Busch. I was able to...

RE: 'Just Kids'. Fascinating to read about Robert Mapplethorpe's early collage process. Using photographs from magazines, found objects and anything he could put his hands on in the early days. He couldn't afford a camera and film was expensive, but there is something exciting about...

A thought from Patti in 1968, at the tender age of 22. "In my low periods, I wondered what was the point of creating art. For whom? Are we animating God? Are we talking to ourselves? And what was the ultimate goal? To have one's...

I am embarking on a new project for 2013 - portraits of the people I know. The aim is to exhibit these somewhere later in 2013. I kicked the project off last week when we were in Seasalter - a self-portrait and also a sketch of Sian Jones. Although it doesn't look like it from the drawings, we actually had a lovely time. [gallery ids="1570,1569"]

------- I met writer, Phil Callaghan at my solo show at Lauderdale House recently. He was inspired by my Silver Birch paintings and pyrographic drawings on Birch Bark. Phil has written this beautiful and thought provoking poetic response to my work, the start of an on-going...