Katy’s paintings reflect her response to the world she sees around her – shaped by both natural and human influences. She describes herself as captivated by the effect our island weather has on the landscape – skies varying from brilliant clear blue to leaden grey, monumental cloud structures, burnt and weathered landforms, wind-sculptured trees, distinctive and lush native vegetation, remnants of history in aged and weathered buildings in varying stages of decay.

“I use varying techniques with watercolours and oils to reflect these effects. I find the process of capturing these elements totally absorbing – sometimes frustrating and always challenging.

My paintings also record a personal involvement with, and reaction to, elements and experiences."