Artist: Kathy Plank (Cranleigh)
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Fine Artist. Cranleigh, Surrey
Expressionist Art – Mostly Oil on Canvas
Mobile: 07703 119 993
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About The Artist
Kathy Plank has been working as an artist for over 20 years. After completing a Pre BA foundation course at Epsom school of Art and Design, Kathy went on to successfully complete a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores University.
Kathy largely works in oils on canvas and her work is inspired by the power, force and colours of nature, ranging from wildlife, seascapes, skyscapes and space. Whilst a student, Kathy developed a passion for the Impressionist and Abstract Expressionist artists. She works to combine the ever-changing beauty of the natural world with an energy of expression to depict the spirit of the force of nature.
“It is far better to capture the glorious spirit of the sea than to paint of it’s tiny ripples.” Jay Meuser
Kathy continues to strive to show the light of nature through the contrasts of colour. Alongside her painting, she also teaches art to adults and young people and runs art workshops. As a practising artist, Kathy is represented by local, national and international galleries and has work privately owned in the UK and overseas.
“In nature, light creates the colour, in the picture, colour creates the light.” Hans Hoffmann
Kathy (centre of photo) with fellow artists at an exhibition.
Kathy is a member of the RSA (Royal Society of Arts).
The Artist's CV
Katharine Agnes Louise Plank - Fine Artist
26 Parsonage Road, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 7AJ
Epsom School of Art & Design
Ashley Road, Epsom, Surrey
School of Art
John Moores University
Myrtle Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1
Pre BA Foundation Diploma : Art & Design
BA(Hons.) Degree, Fine Art : Upper Second Class
Solo Exhibition: Oldham St. Café, Oldham St., Manchester 19-26 November 1993
Group Exhibition: Baa Bar, Bond Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, July 25th- 5th August 1995
Group Exhibition: Architecture- Habitat & Environment : Arts Centre, Cranleigh, Surrey 22nd August- 19th September 1998
Solo Exhibition: Arts Centre, Cranleigh, Surrey, 1st- 30th May 2000
Group Exhibition: Malvern Gallery, Melbourne Victoria, Australia 10th October-12th February 2001
Group Exhibition: Apple Gallery, Godalming, Surrey, 1st - 30th November 2004
Group Exhibition: Apple Gallery, Godalming, Surrey, 1st - 30th November 2006
Group Exhibition: Arts Centre, Cranleigh, Surrey, 1st – 28th February 2013
Group Exhibition Arts Centre Cranleigh Surrey, 1-14th August 2017
Shortlisted for ‘Art in Nature’ Award, The Artist Magazine, UK (1992)
Winner of ‘Professionals and Peoples’ Prize in ‘Architecture - Habitat & Environment Exhibition UK (1998)
Shortlisted for ‘Maritime Artists’ Exhibition, Gallery, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia (2000)
Shortlisted for ‘Britain’s Got Artists’ Competition UK (2013)
Shortlisted for ‘Maritime Exhibition of Artists’, Mall Galleries, London, UK (2014)
Winner of ‘People’s Prize’, Open Exhibition, Cranleigh, UK (2016)
'Elements' Exhibition , Cranleigh Arts Centre, UK (2017)