Katy Jade Dobson
Katy is a UK based oil painter from Yorkshire. Growing up, she focused her skill towards delicate portraits and detailed sketches, pursuing this throughout her educated life at the University of Lincoln. Katy began painting in a number of mediums including acrylic, watercolours and mixed media, often attending art events and fairs with her work.
Inspired by the ethereal qualities of Odilon Redon and further by his use of vivid colour, Katy descended into opulent oil paintings of wildlife scenes and subjects of nature and animals, depicting intricate detailing with spontaneous and kinetic overtones
The positive reaction to Katy's wildlife work led to a large shift towards oil paints. Discovering the rich tones and infinite textural possibilities meant oils soon became her medium of choice and a huge part of Katy's development as an artist. Moving to portraiture, Katy worked on a series of iconic women, all eclectic in their abstract colour qualities, heavily embellished and adorned with tactile brush strokes. Katy's admiration for elegance and richness of palette brought her to create original oil paintings with a plethora of colour, and a blend of drama and harmony.
Katy’s popularity and the demand for her work has rapidly grown throughout 2015/16. She now boasts an impressive following of over 43,000 on Social Media.
We will welcome Katy to the Gallery for a solo show and ‘Meet The Artist’ on November 12th 2016.