Katharine Holmes is an artist who has become known for her paintings which capture the Northern Landscape, predominantly her native Yorkshire Dales. Born into a Malhamdale family of painters and following a degree in Fine Art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne Katharine returned to the Yorkshire Dales in 1990.
Message to TOG
“I am delighted to be part of The Outdoor Guide and had a wonderful time filming with Julia and the crew near Janets Foss in Malham for the new walking series Best Walks With A View”
TOG Says …
“It was a delight to meet Katharine in the Yorkshire Dales when filming for Julia Bradbury’s forthcoming television series for ITV. Her paintings are fantastic, she has a real talent. We are also pleased to have her work on The Outdoor Guide, her passion and enthusiasm comes across in her artwork.”
She often paints outside in all weathers, sometimes incorporating elements of the landscape such as grasses and gravels found on site into her paintings. She works in a range of media from oil on canvas to watercolour on paper, her paintings capture the feeling of being in the landscape.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and her paintings are in many private and corporate collections including that of Leeds University where she held her first major solo exhibition in 1999. In June 2009 she returned to the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds University to show new paintings and an installation of drawings as part of a large retrospective exhibition “A Malham Family of Painters”. She is currently working towards an exhibition at The Mercer Gallery, Harrogate in Autumn 2017.
In the words of Norman Adams, RA, RWS who taught Katharine at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne:
“It is not so much that Katharine Holmes makes statements about her native landscape as that she is constantly questioning and trying to dicover its essence. Then she tries to fuse her materials to her subject matter, by means of emotional understanding, and they become one”.