Exhibitions and background
Exhibitions 2001 ~ 2011
2001 Glasgow Art Fair with Highland Arts
2002 Glasgow Art Fair with Highland Arts
2002 Castle Gallery ~ mixed Summer and Christmas exhibition
2002 Jerdan Gallery ~ 3 man show, August
2002 Jerdan Gallery ~ mixed Christmas exhibition
2003 Castle Gallery ~ part of ongoing mixed exhibition
2003 Glasgow Art Fair
2003 Jerdan Gallery ~ mixed Summer exhibition
2003 Castle Gallery ~ mixed Christmas exhibition
2004 Castle Gallery ~ solo exhibition
2004 Glasgow Art Fair
2004 Castle Gallery ~ part of ongoing mixed exhibition
2004 Castle Gallery ~ mixed Christmas exhibition
2005 Glasgow Art Fair
2005 Castle Gallery ~ mixed Christmas exhibition
2006 Castle Gallery ~ solo exhibition
2007 Castle Gallery ~ mixed Summer and Christmas exhibition
2008 Castle Gallery ~ mixed Christmas exhibition
2009 Castle Gallery ~ mixed Summer exhibition
2010 Rhueart at Glasgow Art Fair
2010 Castle Gallery at Glasgow Art Fair
2010 Tolquhon Gallery 'My favourite.....' exhibition
2010 April Shortlisted for wildlife artist of the year (DSWAY Art for Survival Exhibition at Mall Gallery, London))
2010 Solo Exhibition: The Unexpected Moment, Castle Gallery, Inverness
2010 Oct Battersea Affordable Art Fair with Rhueart
2010 Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeen ~ Winter exhibition
2010 Wey Gallery, Surrey ~ winter exhibition
2011 Rhueart ~ Dovecot Studios Perception
2011 Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Christmas Exhibition
2012 Aberdeen Art Fair with Castle Gallery
2012 37 Red Leaves, diary of a year ~ solo exhibition with Rhueart
2013 Highland Print Studio Feature Artist Exhibition
2013 Solo exhibition, A Sense of Place, Castle Gallery Inverness
2013 Holroyd Gallery, New paintigs exhibition
2013 Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Christmas Exhibition
2014 Solo Exhibition of new paintings with Rhueart
BA (Hons) Art with QTS, First Class at University of the West of England Bristol, qualified 1999.
Since 2008 to date Artist in residence Room13 Duror Primary and Glencoe Primary School
November 2009 HiArts award towards development of printmaking practice
March 2010 Shortlisted for Wildlife Artist of the year Award (DSWAY) at Mall Galleries, London
May 2010 ‘Mapping our Land’ ~ artist in residence at Lochaber High School and Kilchuimen Academy working with students on a project to produce a silk screen printed map for exhibition with Highland Print Studio, Inverness.
Katy Spong was born in Uganda and grew up in East Africa. She obtained a first class BA honours degree with qualified primary teacher status in art from the University of the West of England in 1999.
Katy has drawn inspiration for her work from landscape and nature.
She moved to the Scottish Highlands in 1999 and found that this unique environment allowed further exploration of these themes as subject matter for her paintings. There were aspects of this landscape, in particular the sense of wilderness and of space, that are reminiscent of the parts of Africa where she grew up. These parallels have been seen to influence her early work.
Having moved to the West coast of Scotland her environment changed. Living by the sea and overlooking farmland contrasted with the forests on South Loch Ness where her early work developed. These contemporary paintings explore the theme of movement and change in activity within the setting of Cuil Bay. This is particularly revealed in the birdlife of the bay. Katy attempts to select and structure the unique moments that nature reveals.
Katy's work features in numerous private collections.