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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 of my upcoming illustration and printmaking courses, university lectures and exhibitions below, and I'll shortly be expanding this site to include bookings and sales. You'll find news 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.





Saturday all-day workshops and Masterclasses with lunch and refreshments included. Click above on the SHOP button or go directly to INFO & BOOKING here


at Denbies Picture Gallery, Dorking

2nd - 8th October 2023

A group show featuring nine professional artist

working in diverse media and styles

Gallery link


8th 9th 13th & 16th September 11am - 5pm

Once again I will be joining Lucy Quinnell

at Fire & Iron Gallery, Rowhurst KT22 0EN

in another collaboration, 'Two Inches of Ivory'

SAOS 2023  3-18 JUNE

Once again I will be joined by fellow artists

Tania Busschau and Imogen Hartridge at THE STUDIO

for 3 weekends of Surrey Artists' Open Studios 2023 

We are open: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 + 18 JUNE 11am - 5pm

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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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