Originally from London I’m now based in Hastings, East Sussex, an environment rich in contrasts and eccentricities and the inspiration for much of my work. My imagery, which is often described as accessible but slightly unnerving, is the product of an excellent grounding in traditional figurative art practise, and an interest in the strange and surreal. My current work explores the surrealist nature of painting itself. strange structures pinned and pulled, interact with organic matter to create intriguing and seductive compositions. Through the controlled use of oil paint I have the ability to create the illusion of believable form and space. Like props on a stage I arrange my subject matter to evoke a sense of order and purpose. However on closer inspection the viewer might question the logic of these often unfamiliar forms. My intention is not to depict reality but to nudge people to question and consider it.
Original and reproduction artworks are for sale, please contact Katherine if you are interested in aquiring a piece.
1964 Born in London
1980-1982 D.A.T.E.C General Art and Design Richmond College, London
1982-1983 Foundation Art, Camberwell School of Art and Crafts, London
1983-1986 BA Honours in Fine Art , Camberwell School of Art and Crafts
1998-1999 PGCE, Goldsmiths University, London
2018 Monumental, Hastings Arts Forum
2015 Katherine Reekie at Crafivists, St Leonards-on-Sea
2013 The Reekie Collection, 1066 Art Gallery, Battle
2011 Attraction and Distraction, Stables Theatre, Hastings
2010 Art on the Beach, Hastings Arts Forum. St Leonard’s on Sea
2009 White Rock Gallery, Hastings
2008 Curiosa, Hastings Arts Forum, St Leonard’s on Sea
2007 Beached, Hastings Arts Forum, St Leonard’s on Sea
1987 Palace Theatre, Soho, London
1887 Doughty Street Gallery, London
2015 Member of the Rye Society of Artists
2012 Pure Arts, East Sussex, Best Overall Artist £1000
2018 Coastal Currents Art Fair, Stade Hall, Hastings
2018 Is This Planet Earth, Aberystwyth,Wales.
2018 Is this planet Earth, Ty Pawb, Wrexham, Wales,
2018 Rye Society Artists, Rye Art Gallery, Rye.
2017 In the Light of Surrealism 2, Hastings Arts Forum.
2017 Rye Society of Artists Summer show Rye
2017 East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery Eastbourne
2017 SoCo Showcase at the Hastings Arts Forum
2017 Rye Society of Artists at Rye Art Gallery
2017 The Rye Society of Artists at Rye Art Gallery, Rye,
2017 The Jane Erye Project, Hastings Arts Forum
2016 Rye Society of Artists Summer show, Rye
2016 Rye society Spring Show, Rye Art Gallery,
2016 East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery Eastbourne
2015 Miscellany, Soco Artists, Hastings Arts Forum
2015 Rye Society of Artists, Summer Show, Rye.
2015 The Language of Green, St Mary’s in the Castle,Hastings.
2015 Rye Society of artists at the Rye Art Gallery, Rye.
2015 Lyn Painter Stainer exhibition, Mall Galleries W1. London.
2014 East Sussex Open, Towner Art Gallery, EastBourne
2014 The New Georgians, Orleans House Gallery, Richmond
2013 Affordable Art Fair, London.
2013 Strarta Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London
2013 Unquiet Lands,Hastings Arts Forum, Hastings
2013 Rye Society of Artists, Summer show, Rye
2013 Creek Side Open, selected by Paul Noble, APT Gallery,
2012 In Light of Surrealism, Hastings Arts Forum.
2012 Pure Arts Fair, Battle
2012 Rye Society of Artists, Summer show, Rye
2012 East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
2011 Art in Romney Marsh, Kent
2011 East Sussex Open, Towner gallery, Eastbourne
2011 Transmission, New cross, London
2010 Summer Show, Rye Art Gallery, Rye
2009 Jack-in-the-Green, Hastings Arts Forum.
2008 Coastal Currents, Open Studio, Hastings
2007 1066, Todd’s Gallery, Hastings
2007 McKenzie Gallery, Teddington, London
2007 Oil and Stone, Advant Gallery, London
2006 Icons and Idioms, White Rock Gallery, Hastings
2006 Summer Show, Rye Art Gallery, Rye
2005 Jill-in-the-Green, White Rock Gallery, Hastings
1998 Southwark Open, South London Gallery
1991 Notting Hill Arts Festival, London
1989 Animals and Birds, Woodlands Gallery, London
1988 South London Open, South London Gallery
1987 Young Unknowns Gallery, London
1986 Art, Royal Festival Hall, South bank, London
1999-2011 Secondary Art Teacher
1992-1998 Art Tutor/Coordinator, Artist in Residence various projects in London
1990-1998 Papier Mache Artist
1998 -2000 Art Tutor, Westminster Adult Education
2011 The Hastings Modern Art Beach Book, Early works press.
2010 Visions of Hastings, Early Works Press