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Catharine Davison

Catharine Davison
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Working from direct observation on location is at the heart of my practise. The line and soft glazes are characteristic of my work. The process allows me to respond to the subject of my paintings – formally, emotionally, and beyond the topographical letting the integrity of the environment inhabit the work.

1997- 2001 Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College of Art and Design; MA Illustration: Distinction.
1997- 2001 Sponsorship from Allied Domecq, major project at Laphroaig Distilleries, Islay
1990- 1993 Liverpool John Moores University; BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Illustration): 2:1
1989- 1990 Manchester Polytechnic; Foundation Diploma in Art and Design


CURRENT Edinburgh College of Art; Department of Illustration; Location Drawing Tutor (sessional)
CURRENT The University of Edinburgh; Art and Design Studies Tutor, Office of Life Long Learning (sessional)
CURRENT Loretto School; evening art sessions for A Level and GCSE students
2010- 2011 Lathallan School; Head of Art (resigned from permanent teaching to concentrate on professional practice)
2009-2010 The Edinburgh Academy; Teacher of Art (Maternity)
2008 Loretto School; Head of Art (Maternity)
2007 Resident artist Cyprus College of art, Larnaca Studio
2002- 2007 Shiplake College, Henley-on-Thames; Teacher of Art
2004-Current Edexcel Examinations Moderator for GCSE Art and Design
2002 South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell; Resident Printmaker
2002 Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College; Printmaking Assistant (voluntary)
2001 Halton General Hospital, Runcorn; Workshop leader for ‘The Life at Halton’
1996- 2002 Heathfield School, Ascot; Resident Artist (96-98) Teacher of Art (98-2002)
1993- 1994 Liverpool John Moores University; Teaching assistant with life drawing and location based projects (voluntary)


Edinburgh City Council; The City Art Centre
Aberdeen Asset Management Contemporary Art Collection
Allied Domecq Wines and Spirits
Liverpool Maritime Museum