The show is called “Remnants”, and it features are artworks of Katherine M Waters and Don Henderson.
Feature by Karla Darocas
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Katherine Waters is a painter and sculptor and she will have both at this show. She has been a working artist since 1985. While her paintings are vibrant, narrative and amazing, it is her sculpture that is truly outstanding.
Katherine obtained a classical sculptural training 1982-1985 under Stuart Osbourne; who, in turn had worked with Jacob Epstein.
Her artistic career is extensive and he works can be found in collections in the UK, Italy, Spain, Zimbabwe, Poland, Trinidad and of course Spain.
She has been inspired by some amazing artists including Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco Jose de Goya, August Rodin, Jacob Epstein and Barbara Hepworth.
Born near Birmingham UK, she grew up in a small village in Staffordshire. After working, teaching and travelling extensively, Katherine decided to settle in Spain, and now resides in the Jalon valley.
How does Katherine come up with her imaginative sculptures?
“To begin with I model a form in clay or earth and then I make a mould, normally out of silicone rubber,” she explains.
“Once I have the mould I start to add layers of meaning by manipulating it with the chosen materials”, she continues.
“I continue to add meaning by bringing together different sculptures, like a 3D collage. I see this as a form of drawing, juxtaposing differing forms and shapes to develop a narrative. Once the structure is complete, I decorate the surface using different techniques. The final narrative, I believe, is the dialogue between the underlying structure, the superficial decoration and the audience,” she concludes.
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Don Henderson is the other artist being featured at this exhibition. Inspired by William Coperthwaite, John Virtue and Friedensreich Hundertwasser; Don’s paintings are colourful textured abstracts of mix media.
Don’s technique is concerned with the build up and removal of paint.
“I remove the paint from the canvas either by rubbing or scratching it away. This process is known as grattage,” he explains.
“Once the initial ground of the picture has been built up through different mediums, I reveal sections of it through removal,” he continues.
“It is through this process that the painting takes its form.”
Born in Nassau, Don spent his childhood in Hong Kong and then at boarding school in Bedford UK. As a mature student, Don acquired his BA and MA Fine Art at Staffordshire University.
After travelling widely, Don has settled down to work on his art in Parcent.
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ART SHOW DETAILS
Exhibition Hall Casa Senyoria
Carrer d'Alacant, 10,
03790 Orba, Alicante, Spain
January 13th – February 25th
Saturdays from 4pm to 8pm
Sundays from 10am to 1pm