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.
BOOKING NOW for
AUTUMN WORKSHOPS @ THE STUDIO
OCTOBER and NOVEMBER 2023
Saturday all-day workshops and Masterclasses with lunch and refreshments included. Click above on the SHOP button or go directly to INFO & BOOKING here
SURREY ARTISTS COLLECTIVE
at Denbies Picture Gallery, Dorking
2nd - 8th October 2023
A group show featuring nine professional artist
working in diverse media and styles
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 2023
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
Details of this year's events, exhibitions, lectures and workshops
Leatherhead Museum reopens after its winter refit with, old favourites, new interactive exhibits, family activities and the exciting 'Jane Austen's Leatherhead' exhibition.
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.
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
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.
64 Church Street
Leatherhead KT22 8DP
& 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
Get Crafty This Christmas
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
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
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
Exhibition and workshops with artists Tania Busschau and Imogen Hartridge
11 - 26 June 2022
Denbies Picture Gallery
Denbies Wine Estate
Group show featuring 8 local artists
7 - 13 February 2022
© Cathy Brett 2022