Saturday, February 25, 2012

Katherine Tyrrell

Devon Camellias   ©   Katherine Tyrrell
Name: Katherine Tyrrell
Bio: Katherine Tyrrell is a qualified teacher with a degree in education from Cambridge University and an MBA from the London Business School. While her two degrees have nothing to do art, she has taken workshops with a number professional artists in the UK (Paul Riley, Paul Millichip, Peter Welton, Jackie Simmonds, Jeremy Le Grice and Wynn Jones) and latterly in the USA (Sally Strand, Dianna Ponting).  She has also attended part-time courses and is an alumnus of Central St Martins College of Art and the Prince's Drawing School in London.  Katherine Tyrrell is an artist who enjoys drawing, writing and sharing information about art. Making A Mark is #3 in the top 25 art blogs in the UK.
In 2009 she became a signature member of UKCPS (United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society).  She is also a past member of the SGFA (Society of Graphic Fine Art) Council.  Currently she is a member of two sketching groups - the Drawing London Group and the RWS Friends Sketching Group and in 2009 she founded an art community called Sketchercise.
Katherine has had work accepted into juried annual exhibitions of national art societies  and group exhibitions in the UK, the USA and Canada.  Her work is in private collections in the UK, Australia and the USA.
Medium: Pastel; Pencil; Watercolour
Subjects: Landscape; Flowers; Still Life.
Style: Representational. Kathreine says: Although much of my work in the past has been rooted in loose realism, I'm increasingly interested in abstracting the patterns and shapes I come across in the natural world at either end of the scale .... I very much enjoy working from life and in public places - as you can see from my sketchbook pages.  Much of my figurative work is either initially developed or completed in front of the subject.   All my drawings of people are from life and I very much enjoy observing and recording the way people relate with one another in different places.
Navigation: Links remain available at side of page. DO NOT click on an image to access a gallery from home page – they are not hyperlinked, despite the legend above them. Instead, use the menu at the side. However, in the subgalleries, these image links are active.
Gallery: Places; Flowers and plants; Small works; Still life; Life. (Note: there are subgalleries within these categories).
Image View:  Galleries open in new page. Thumbnail images are enlarged in a viewer; download is possible. Information is provided on medium/dimension. Devon Camellias is 19.5 x 25.5 ins, 500 x 392, 49 KB.
Blog: Katherine is a prolific blogger, maintaining four blogs of her own and regularly contributing to to others. The following invaluable blogs are her own work: 
Read about: drawing, painting, artists and painters, art news, art competitions, art exhibitions, the art business, art economy, marketing art, art history; art blogs, art techniques and tips, and making a mark with pastels, coloured pencils and pen & ink
A consumer's guide to quality and value in art books, art supplies and services to artists.  Read reviews about art books, art supplies and other products and services used by artists.  
Learn more about the development of landscape drawing, painting and photography - by exploring, sharing and doing
Katherine's travel sketches. Plus information about the history and facilities of places I visit and lots of related links for those who want to know more........


  1. Your work is amazing! I sent you an "other" message on fb saying the same thing. I hope U are having a lovely day. -V.Bernard

    1. I'm not sure if you are writing to me or to Katherine - but yes, her work is amazing and I'm sure she appreciates the comment.