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.
Artworks and Publications
Two narrative paintings, ‘Mystic’ and ‘Siberia’ selected for exhibition at The Beaney Museum and Gallery in Canterbury (October 2017-November 2017)
Paintings including ‘Butterflies’ and ‘Pride Flag’ exhibited at Byzantium Fine Art, Canterbury (June 2017)
Article ‘Re-thinking Religious Art’ published on The Beaney Museum and Gallery’s blog (April 2017)
Artwork ‘The Division Bell’ selected for the COVER art exhibition at Brew, Folkestone (February 2017)
Sketches of Canterbury included in ‘The Vanity of Small Differences by Grayson Perry’, art exhibition at The Beaney Museum and Gallery, Canterbury (October 2016)
Article ‘The River Monster’ published on The Beaney Museum and Gallery’s blog (August 2016)
Short story ‘Project Snail’ published in the conference magazine for AltFiction event in Derby (Saturday 12th June 2010)
Short story ‘Slavery, by choice’ performed at the ShortFuse event in Leicester (Tuesday 18th May 2010)