Catherine Eckersall

Drawing and Painting 

Gray's School of Art

Robert Gordon University


Through the lens of Celtic folklore, I seek to depict the unseen landscape: human interpretations of natural surroundings comprised of folklore, superstition, and history.

Folktales and literature are combined with my personal experiences of rural environments in Scotland and Ireland, reflecting immersion in nature, whilst representing the wider cultural experience of landscape.

My practice follows a process of distillation, selecting significant natural symbols from a body of imagery and stories. In isolation, these aspects of the landscape become reminiscent of half-forgotten memories. Soundwaves, generated from audio recordings of natural environments, trace time and movement within these constructed settings.