Kathryn Maple


Kathryn Maple's work stems from a natural desire to explore, taking inspiration from the outside world and personal experiences. Her work is densely packed with layers of texture, repetitive mark-making and layer upon layer of shapes and bursts of colour.  The use of collage plays an active role in planning and research for her larger paintings. 

The themes in Maple's work vary in subject from natural forms, trees and landscapes, to figures and buildings. Often drawn from real life or the artist's imagination, she gives each object, person or setting the same treatment, creating a myriad of painterly textures. The urgency with which she depicts subjects is palpable, and her repetitive strokes and marks give each element of every work a different level of depth and detail.

Kathryn studied Printmaking at Brighton University and undertook a six month residency at The Muse Gallery on Portobello Road before completing The Drawing Year at The Royal Drawing School in 2013.  Kathryn was the first prize winner of the 2020 John Moores Painting Prize, Sunday Times Watercolour Competition (2014 and 2016) and has exhibited widely in  the UK and abroad, with recent exhibitions including  Kathryn Maple A Year of Drawings' (2023), a solo show at Lyndsey Ingram ' and 'Under a Hot Sun' (2023) at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.