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Visual Storyteller, Illustrator, Educator, Curator

Hello and welcome

On this site you'll find examples and links to recent and past projects. Click 'Work' for illustration, installations, events, original artworks and collaborative projects. You will find details below of my upcoming illustration and printmaking courses, university lectures and exhibitions. Click on 'Shop' for links to bookings and sales. I'll post news here about some of my projects at Leatherhead Museum, too. Enjoy having a look around and get in touch here if you'd like more info.




From MARCH 2024

Saturday all-day workshops and Masterclasses with refreshments included. SOLD OUT

SAOS 2024 

1st - 23rd JUNE

Once again I will be joined by fellow artists

Tania Busschau and Imogen Hartridge. We're delighted that botanical artist, Gill Cann, will be with us this year too


We will be open every weekend 11am - 5pm


6th - 15th September 11am - 5pm

Heritage Open Days

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This year's events, exhibitions, lectures and workshops 


Grand Reopening Leatherhead Museum

Leatherhead Museum opens for the 2024 season. New exhibitis include 'Young Mr. Turner' and new pictures in the Gallery. Open Thursday - Sunday with some variations. See museum website for changes.

1 - 23 JUNE

Surrey Artists' Open Studios 2024

THE STUDIO in Leatherhead will be open every weekend duriong this event 11am - 5pm


Workshps @ The Studio

SPRING workshops: Hardcover Sketch, Kitchen Printmaker and Cyanotype, SOLD OUT

17 MAY

L&DLHS May Lecture

'Young Mr Turner'

I will be delivering the History Society May Lecture - 'Young Mr Turner', exploring the visits of JMW Turner to Surrey when still a teenagers, and how his sketching and painting techniques developed.

7.30pm Leatherhead Institute


Details of this year's events, exhibitions, lectures and workshops


Grand ReOpening

Leatherhead Museum

Leatherhead Museum reopens after its winter refit with, old favourites, new interactive exhibits, family activities and the exciting 'Jane Austen's Leatherhead' exhibition.

Hampton Cottage

64 Church Street

Leatherhead KT22 8DP


Surrey Artist's Open Studios 2023

Once again, Cathy will be joined by fellow artists Tania Busschau and Imogen Hartridge for 3 weekends at THE STUDIO, Leatherhead. Original artwork, drawings, paintings, prints, cards, gifts, textiles and gifts. Works in progress and demonstrations.

The Studio

Highlands Road

KT22 8NQ


L&DLHS April Lecture

'Jane Austen's Leatherhead'

with Lucy Quinnell and Cathy Brett

Exploring the evidence that Leatherhead was the inspiration for Jane Austen's novel, EMMA.

7.30pm Abraham Dixon Hall

Leatherhead Institute


The Summer Exhibition

Stuart Stanley Theatre Design Retrospective

Leatherhead Museum launches the first of a series of exhibitions and events to celebrate the heyday of the Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead's landmark cultural hub, and the people who worked there.

Stuart Stanley, known more recently as an award-winning landscape artist, was Head of Design at the Thorndike Theatre between 1974 and 1986. This small exhibit features his set designs, models, costumes and photographs from the production archives, in collaboration with the archivist at The Leatherhead Theatre.

Leatherhead Museum

Hampton Cottage

64 Church Street

Leatherhead KT22 8DP

Courses, Workshops
& Talks 2022

'Narrative Illustration and Visual Storytelling'

10 week course at Guildford College

April - July 2022 (Tuesday evenings)

'Mary and Agnes' Lecture Tour 2022

Half or full day seminar, or 90 minute talk for BA and MA illustration/graphic design students, featuring the story of  the BBC film,'The President's Mother', from the discovery of photographic archive, through the creation of the graphic novella, to the film's premiere. Contact for schedule details

Exibitions 2022

Get Crafty This Christmas

Surrey Artists' Open Studios

THE STUDIO (no. 15 on the map) will be open for Festive Fun over two craft-filled weekends. Pop in for pasta machine printmaking, drypoint etching demos, rubber stamping, make-your-own cards and decorations, craft kit boxes, FREE have-a-go print activities, original artworks for sale, plus gifts, cards and lots more.

Highlands Road KT22 8NQ

26-27 November & 3-4 December 2022

11am - 4pm

Surrey Artist of the Year 2022

The New Ashgate Gallery

Waggon Yard Farnham GU9 7PS

Group Show of nominees for this year's award.

24 September - 5 November 2022

Heritage Open Days 2022

Jane Austen's Emma: Astounding Invention

Rowhurst at Fire and Iron Gallery

Oxshott Road, Leatherhead KT22 0EN

Explore the historic Grade II* house, Rowhurst, slowly revealing it's astounding past, then open the pages of Jane Austen's masterpiece, Emma, and the real locations that were its inspiration. Artworks, miniatures and merchandise. Fire and Iron Gallery open next door.

9, 10, 14, 15, 16 and 17 September 2022

11am - 5pm

'Surrey Artists' Open Studios'

The Studio

Highlands Road


Exhibition and workshops with artists Tania Busschau and Imogen Hartridge

11 - 26 June 2022

'A New View'

Denbies Picture Gallery

Denbies Wine Estate

Dorking Surrey

Group show featuring 8 local artists

7 - 13 February 2022

© Cathy Brett 2022

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