Kittie Jones SWLA
'I am interested in the interaction between man and nature; this leads me to depict birds in my work. Birds form a direct relationship with man - wherever we are there are always birds to be seen. Birds have captured man's imagination for thousands of years and form a large part of our mythology. My work seeks to share with others my experiences in the natural world and to celebrate the rich diversity of British wildlife. I am inspired by the way in which the natural world stubbornly and doggedly continues despite man's constant efforts to eradicate and control it.'
Kittie Jones is a fine artist based in Edinburgh. Her work is directly inspired by the natural world, in particular British birds. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University in 2008; she currently works from her studio at Coburg House Art Studios in Edinburgh and regularly exhibits around the UK.
Kittie was made an associate member of the Society of Wildlife Artists in 2014 and a professional member of Visual Arts Scotland in 2013. Her screen print 'Night Herons' was jointly awarded the Maude Gemmell Hutcheson Prize by the Royal Scottish Academy in 2011.
Kittie is a painter and printmaker – she produces small edition screen prints, unique multi-layered monotypes, charcoal and ink wash drawings and mixed media paintings on paper. Kittie's practice begins out in the field where she is inspired by the creatures that inhabit the natural world. Work made outdoors aims to capture the intensity of directly experiencing the natural world and provides a starting point for her prints.
Alongside her work as an artist, Kittie teaches on the Portfolio Course at Bridge House Art in Ullapool over the winter and regularly delivers a variety of fine art workshops at Leith School of Art and for the National Galleries of Scotland.
2005 - RMJM Art and Architecture Award
2011 - Jointly Awarded the Maude Gemmell Hutchison Prize
November 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014: Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
October 2012, 2013, 2014: The Natural Eye - SWLA Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
September 2014: Solo Show, Scampston Hall, Yorkshire
2012 - 2014: Summer and Winter Shows, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
January 2014: Old Sleningford Tutor's Exhibition, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk
November 2013: The Written Image, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, Edinburgh
November 2013: Winter Show, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
September 2013: Invited Artist, Member's Exhibition, An Talla Solais, Ullapool
April 2013: Animal Inspirations, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
April 2013: Flying Creatures – Solo Show, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh
February 2013: Annual VAS Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
December 2012: Ghosts of Gone Birds, ONCA Gallery, Brighton