News Release: Immediate Release April 2014
The Colourful Paradise of British Birds
This June, the colourful prints and paintings of Edinburgh based maker Kittie Jones are on display at Concrete Wardrobe for the latest Maker of the Month Exhibition.
Jones’ work is inspired by British nature and our relationship with it. In the last few years printmaking has formed a central part of her practice. Her screen prints depict bold and colourful characterisations of well-known British birds in their natural habitat.
The captured moment with an animal or bird when out ‘in the field’ is Jones’ starting point for a painting or screen-print.
“My work usually starts on location, often with a hot flask and my waterproof trousers, making sketches and drawings of the natural world.”
She enjoys the challenges of printmaking and the limitations it presents. Screen-printing allows her to combine bold saturated colour with softer, hand-drawn marks.
Originally from Cumbria, Jones took a Foundation Course at Leith School of Art, where she now teaches. She went on to complete a combined degree in History of Art and Fine Art (Painting) at Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University. She regularly exhibits work in galleries and open exhibitions throughout the United Kingdom.
As Maker of the Month at Concrete Wardrobe, Jones is presenting new unframed screen prints of British Birds, greetings cards and a new tea towel design. Fiona McIntosh, co-owner of Concrete Wardrobe commented,
“Kittie Jones is passionate about her subject matter, and her colourful style creates an eye-catching visual display. Her pictures are full of life and vibrancy, depicting British birds in a fresh and unexpected way.”
Kittie Jones is on display at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 30th June 2014.
Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm. (Sunday 12 - 5pm.)
Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA
PR: Katherine Emtage. Co-Owners: James Donald & Fiona McIntosh.