Catherine Digman is a fine artist based in Canterbury UK. She exhibits mainly in the Kent and Canterbury area, but paintings can be shipped to anywhere in the world.
Works are mostly original oils on canvas and wood. All works are signed by the artist.
I grew up in the 80s, and have always been interested in consumer culture versus Bohemian culture.
I was very poor, and didn’t have a fixed place to live, so I was very preoccupied with finding a home, a place that felt safe and personal.
A lot of my early creative work revolved around an imaginary world, a lost chateau which is set in a rural idyll, inspired by old fairytales and chivalric tales.
I learnt how to paint and draw in traditional media, making works on paper and canvas, but without a fixed place to live, my lifestyle was very itinerant and I began making a lot of digital work which could exist on the web or in the cloud.
I became very interested in Minimalism and Asceticism, and gave away a lot of my possessions to charity. This was a hard move, but it brought me a lot of peace, as I was no longer worrying about moving and storing my possessions. I kept a few clothes which I wore regularly, the art materials I used the most often, my favourite books, and a small number of keepsakes. I scanned most of my old notebooks and sketchbooks, and uploaded them to the cloud, and scanned all my old photographs.
Around 2015, I was staying in Canterbury UK, which is a famous historic city, with a lot of large listed buildings. I became very interested in psycho-geography, and wanted to make some large paintings which “filled” the spaces. This was a bit of a paradox for me as I was renting one room in a shared building.
The larger physical paintings are now for sale, with a percentage of the proceeds going to charity.
Shows and Exhibitions
October 14th – November 19th, ‘Here’s Looking at You’ exhibition, at The Beaney, Canterbury UK, two original paintings selected. (Tie in with The Canterbury Festival and the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.)
June 2017, works by Catherine Digman exhibited at Byzantium Fine Art, Canterbury UK
February 2017, ‘Cover’ exhibition at Brew, Folkestone UK, work by Catherine Digman included in the show
October 2016, ‘The Vanity of Small Differences by Grayson Perry’, at The Beaney, Canterbury UK, sketches by Catherine Digman included in the exhibition
August 2016, ‘The River Monster’, sketches by Catherine Digman featured on The Beaney’s blog, Canterbury UK