Author: Cathy

In 2019 I reclaimed the term 'Artivism' to support charitable and support initiatives I feel strongly about. In February 2019 I donated one of my 'Uprooted' paintings for 'Bid and Rebuild' in Manchester for Together Now and Survivors of Torture Fund, an art auction at...

Super excited to announce my collaboration with the ArtCan organisation. I received news from the team yesterday. Some fantastic national exhibitions planned for 2019. ArtCan is my chosen non-profit organisation and I encourage you to support us wherever possible. ArtCan - ‘Enabling Artists to find their voice...

BID AND REBUILD Charity art auction 14th March 2019, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester M3 4LZ. All proceeds from the auction will go to two Manchester-based charities: (Together Now and Survivors of Torture Relief Fund) Supporting refugees to rebuild their lives in the UK. ‘Uprooted’ is a series of six canvas panels,...

Happy Accident - GraphicNarrativ (Recent review of my work by Karl. A. Foster): Friday, 11 May 2018 My review of recent work by artist Cathy Stocker https://www.cathystocker.com I'm at Tremallt studios and I'm impressed, it’s bright and full of atmosphere. I feel at home here as the venue...

  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...

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....

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...

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"]

Fantastic day in the company of Martine's Team GB Women's Sitting Volleyball today, who were training. I met the whole team and they are all quite simply amazing. These ladies are incredible athletes and are all very talented and skillful players. The spirit of the team...

I got the train to Tring from Euston and a taxi to Martine’s house, as Tring train station is handily out of town. Gorgeous countryside, so really enjoyed the journey. Arrived at Martine’s place, a little nervous and excited too and was greeted by her at...

------- 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...

I contacted Michael today with my initial proposal for the work - Martine Wright, 7/7 survivor and Paralympic Athlete’s incredible story of survival and accomplishments, is an inspiration on so many levels. Martine sustained the worst injuries of all the survivors, losing both her legs in the attacks. However, she has re-built her life, a long and arduous task and has married, had a son, been skiing, learned to fly a plane, made a parachute jump and has spent the last three years training as a Paralympic Athlete in Women’s Sitting Volleyball.