All Eyes On: Katherine Gallacher

About Katherine’s Work

Katherine is a Scottish artist with a passion for cyanotype, the creative process where Art meets Science.  Alongside creating her artwork she works as an art and design teacher in Denny, Falkirk.  She loves the unpredictable nature of this process and experiments with traditional formulation by using elements such as vinegar and salt, adding them to the process to change the colour and the texture of each piece. By collecting flora from her own garden and the Scottish countryside she aims to highlight the individuality of each variety and bring wild unforgotten plants and weeds to the fore.   

Katherine uses many surfaces as her canvas from watercolour paper, natural fabrics, sheet music, maps and also black and white photographic paper to create cyanolumens.  She has recently experimented with x ray films, MRI scans and has also used her own ink drawings to create negatives to print with.  Once the initial cyanotype process is complete Katherine loves to use metallic paints to further enhance her work and wishes to explore collage and mixed media further in 2023.

Allium Wish
A3 Cyanotype 

Beach Ferns
A3 Wet Cyanotype using salt and vinegar 
This piece was made on the beach in St Andrews using the summer sun and the sea to rinse the chemicals once the paper was exposed

A4 Wet Cyanotype using water and salt

Melody of Ferns 
Size A4, Cyanotype and Collage on vintage sheet music

Ranunculus Bulbosus
Size A4, Cyanotype with mica watercolour 

Get in touch
with Katherine
Instagram: @braw_artworks

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