Catherine Higham was born and raised in Sheffield, and returned there after attending Bath School of Art & Design where she studied Fine Art (1999-2002). An MA in Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield (2003-2005) and ten years in practice led to her current position as a self-employed artist, landscape architect and tutor.
Catherine‘s work is concerned with the materials and processes of landscape, both natural and fabricated. Landform, surface, space, time & change are central elements of her practice. Her current artwork explores the interplay between form and non-form, figure and ground, precision and spontaneity, absence and presence. Methods of working involve deliberate actions and serendipity. Leaving empty, unoccupied space on the canvas or paper offers an opportunity for contemplation; it is the viewers’ task to fill in the gaps, to complete the work.