About Kittie

the artist at work
Photo Credit: Nye Hughes

Kittie Jones is a fine artist based in Edinburgh. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University in 2008; she currently works from her studio at Coburg House Art Studios in Leith and regularly exhibits around the UK. Kittie was elected as a professional member of the Society of Wildlife Artists in 2016 and has been a professional member of Visual Arts Scotland since 2013. Her screen print 'Night Herons' was jointly awarded the Maude Gemmell Hutcheson Prize by the Royal Scottish Academy in 2011.

Kittie is a painter and printmaker – she produces small edition screen prints, unique multi-layered monotypes, charcoal and ink wash drawings and mixed media paintings on paper. Kittie's practice begins out in the field where she is inspired by the creatures that inhabit the natural world – work made outdoors provides a starting point for prints and paintings, or increasingly becomes an end in itself.

'My work is concerned with the experience of time spent looking and interpreting the natural world. I am drawn to places which have an abundance of nature – sea bird colonies, fertile coastlines and remote islands. On drawing trips I will settle in a promising spot and start to develop work from there. The energy in the work comes from the constantly changing elements of the natural world – birds moving in and out of vision and the shifting quality of weather and light. My attempts to capture the change are what interests me, as well as my enchantment with a world which, as a human, I will only ever occupy the edge of.'

Alongside her work as an artist, Kittie teaches on the Portfolio Course at Bridge House Art in Ullapool over the winter and regularly delivers a variety of fine art workshops at Leith School of Art and for the National Galleries of Scotland.

Galleries where you can find Kittie's work include: Hornseys' gallery in Ripon; Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop;  Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh; Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, printroom, Suffolk and The Rowley Gallery, London. Please contact Kittie for more information about individual pieces.

Selected Events

2017

16th Jul '17 to 19th Aug '17 Summer Exhibition The Wade GalleryElie
1st Jul '17 to 2nd Sep '17 Summer The Whitehouse GalleryDumfries & Galloway
10th Jun '17 to 19th Aug '17 Mixed Summer Exhibition Gallery HeinzelAberdeen
18th May '17 to 21st May '17 ArTay ArTayPerth
1st Apr '17 to 30th Apr '17 Society of Wildlife Artists Exhibition Birdscapes GalleryGlandford, Holt

2016

5th Dec '16 to 27th Dec '16 FLY - Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition Royal Scottish Academy
12th Nov '16 to 12th Mar '17 Gallery Heinzel Winter Exhibition Gallery HeinzelAberdeen
29th Oct '16 to 13th Nov '16 Drawn to Land and Sea Kinblethmont GalleryAngus
7th Oct '16 to 31st Dec '16 Wildlife - Winter Exhibition [1 photos] The Assembly HouseNorwich
17th Jul '16 to 20th Aug '16 Summer Exhibition The Wade GalleryElie
16th Jul '16 to 30th Aug '16 Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2016 Royal Scottish Academy
29th Jan '16 to 20th Feb '16 Converge: Visual Arts Scotland Royal Scottish Academy

2015

29th Oct '15 to 8th Nov '15 The Natural Eye Exhibition Mall GalleriesLondon
20th Jun '15 to 15th Aug '15 25th Anniversary Mixed Exhibition Gallery HeinzelAberdeen

2014

29th Nov '14 to 20th Jan '15 Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition Royal Scottish Academy
15th Nov '14 to 28th Feb '15 Winter Exhibition Gallery HeinzelAberdeen
30th Oct '14 to 9th Nov '14 The Natural Eye - Annual SWLA Exhibition Mall GalleriesLondon
2nd Sep '14 to 2nd Nov '14 Scampston Hall Exhibition Scampston HallNorth Yorkshire
6th Aug '14 to 10th Aug '14 O wing-ed one! Thomson's TowerEdinburgh
10th Jan '14 to 26th Jan '14 Sleningford Exhibition Zillah Bell GalleryThirsk

2013

23rd Nov '13 to 26th Jan '14 Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition Royal Scottish Academy
16th Nov '13 to 21st Dec '13 The Written Image Edinburgh Printmakers WorkshopEdinburgh
Nov '13 to Feb '14 The Winter Show Gallery HeinzelAberdeen
31st Oct '13 to 10th Nov '13 The Natural Eye Mall GalleriesLondon
8th Apr '13 to 14th Jun '13 Flying Creatures - Solo Show Leith School of ArtEdinburgh

2012

Dec '12 to Feb '13 Ghosts of Gone Birds ONCA Gallery Brighton