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Catherine Aldred, Illustrator

Catherine Aldred is an illustrator who uses pen, ink, watercolour and printmaking methods. She has a particular interest in the architectural detailing of buildings in both urban and landscape settings. Scroll down to read more…

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Catherine Aldred is an illustrator who uses pen, ink, watercolour and printmaking methods. She has a particular interest in the architectural detailing of buildings in both urban and landscape settings.

Catherine studied at Leeds College of Art and Illustration at Camberwell School of Art (University of the Arts London). Her black and white pen and ink illustrations for the New Arcadian Journal, reflect her interest in architecture, gardens, sculpture and follies in historic settings. Catherine has exhibited widely at prestigious venues including; The Institute of Contemporary Arts and Association of Illustrators in London; the Design Innovation Centre, the Brahm Gallery, the Henry Moore Institute library and Leeds Art Gallery; Kentmere House Gallery, The Mansion House, National Railway Headquarters and York City Art Gallery.

Catherine also works to commission and the selection of prints available here were all commissioned exclusively for Watermark Gallery. Catherine’s illustrations have featured in a wide variety of publications including Homes and Gardens, Artists and Illustrators, Cheshire Life and Yorkshire Life magazines. She was recently commissioned to draw Smithfield General Market in London, by SAVE Britain’s Heritage, for their preservation campaign, and for a number of interiors magazines. She recently finished a commission for John Lewis, illustrating Leeds landmarks for the launch of their Leeds store. Work for television has included BBC TV Jackanory and producing storyboards for Watershed Pictures Ltd for a children’s nursery rhyme video. In addition, she has produced limited edition lithographs, lino and gocco prints and future plans include an increased focus on printmaking.

When she is not illustrating, Catherine is Operations Manager at the Henry Moore Institute sculpture gallery in Leeds. Read more about Catherine Aldred here.