Born in Liverpool, Kate Fortune Jones studied Fine Art (BA Hons) at London’s Goldsmiths College, followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Photography at Central St Martins.

For the past 20 years Kate has worked in the Animation industry on feature films for Warner Brothers, Dreamworks and Disney, and more recently on numerous childrens’ television series for BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five. Her passion for drawing, composition and story telling informing her work as an Art Director, Designer and a Layout Artist.

In recent years Kate has gradually returned to her own studio practice. Alongside drawing and mix media painting, Kate is particularly interested in printmaking. “I’m fascinated by the varied mechanics of the different methods, the multiple application of such exciting markmaking. I enjoy exploring the potential of the inherent qualities of specific print processes, the way in which I handle them or react to them, encourages a more loose and inventive style of imagery, allowing for more abstracted forms and landscapes.

My subject matter is most often inspired by my interest and knowledge of natural history, so my work is an attempt to merge factual observation with more imaginary contemplations or compositions. Typically I depict flora and fauna which are gently odd or unfamiliar. This is turn creates a visual tension suggesting an underlying narrative of disquiet or anxiety. Issues of damage, loss and extinction are key concerns for me. On a literal level this refers to the outside world, the endangered fragile, natural environment, but it could also point to a reflection on a more personal interior terrain.”

Selected Exhibitions:

Mini Print Prize Exhibition , PmC , Morley Gallery, London Oct-November 2017

Printmakers Council Archive Exhibition, Scarborough Art Gallery, March-June 2017

Loosely Bound Part II Print Room Suffolk, Sweffling, Suffolk Dec 16- February 2017

Loosely Bound Highgate Gallery at the Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution Nov -Dec 2016

Pushing Boundaries, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, October-December 2016, Touring exhibition with the PmC

Making an Impression, Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury October-Nov 2016

In Two Parts, Lombard St Gallery, Margate , August -September 2016

International Mini Print Biennial 2016 Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Bangor Co. Down  NI April -May 2016

V&A Mini Print Archive box Collection, Bankside Gallery, London, November 2015

50Years Of Artists Prints an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Printmakers Council at Bankside Gallery, London, November 2015

Oceanographic with Queen’s University Marine Lab at the Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Bangor, NI, June 2015

Works on Paper, PrintMakers Council, Barbican Library, Barbican, London, Jan 2015

20:20 Print Exchange 2014, Seacourt Print Workshop, Hot bed Press, Autumn 2014

Fifty Years of Folk, Prints celebrating the 5oth Anniversary at the Ulster Folk and Transport Musuem , Northern Ireland,  July 2014

International Open Mini Print 2014, Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Bangor, NI, April 2014

Nature Through Art, Castle Espie WWT, County Down, Northern Ireland, October 2013

Proof Perfect, Printmakers Council, The Framers Gallery, London, November 2012

Works On Paper, Recent Prints by the Printmakers Council, RK Burt Gallery Sept- Oct 2012

Mystery Art Exhibition, Art for Youth, Royal College of Art , October 2012

Survival of the Fittest, Waterworks Nature Reserve, London, July – October 2012

Ghosts of Gone Birds II, Rochelle School, London   November 2011

Mystery Art Exhibition, Art for Youth, Royal College of  Art   October 2011

Urban Art, London   July 2011

Ghost of Gone Birds, Part I, Liverpool May 2011

Spring Open Exhibition,  Runnymede Gallery, Surrey, March 2011

Small Works Open, Bank Gallery, Surrey, February 2011

Ochre Original Prints, Surrey, November 2010

Publications include :

Making an Impression – The Printmakers’ Council at 50, 2015

Ghosts of Gone Birds _ The story, 2013

Collections:

Victoria and Albert Museum, Print Archive, London and the Scarborough Museum Print Archive

Kate’s prints are held in private collections in the UK, Sweden, France, Spain and Japan

Kate is a member of the Leicester Print WorkshopPrintmakers Council, UK and the BBH Society of Printmakers.

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