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ARTIST BIO

Katrina Mansfield is an artist who creates 'Fluid Art Animal Inks'.


Katrina works with alcohol based ink on Yupo paper (a synthetic paper) to create vivid and fascinating paintings of animals. The paper she works on allows a longer working time with the ink. Together with a blending solution she can allow the ink to flow freely across the page to create captivating patterns and shapes.


To create the defined image of an animal Katrina masks off the separate areas and works the ink into each of them, often working in one direction (top to bottom) to avoid the ink from bleeding into other sections.


Katrina enjoys working with ink, she describes it as the most intriguing medium and at the same time most frustrating. “It can produce magical results that you get lost in for hours and hours but it can also destroy the most striking pattern in the blink of an eye. It is exactly like nature itself, devastatingly beautiful”


Which is why she chose the subject of animals. “The creatures of this earth are both fragile and unbreakable, they are flawless and yet also imperfect. They add colour to our human lives, yet they are increasingly in danger of becoming extinct through our actions. This series is a reminder to all that we need the diversity, beauty and intelligence of these creatures in order to survive.”   


The paintings take anything from 15 – 35 hours to finish and are principally made without the use of a paintbrush. “I only use a brush if I have no other option or to place the white in the eyes, everything else is formed from the natural flow of the ink”

"Imagination rules the world"

Napoleon Bonaparte

Upcoming Events
GREAT YORKSHIRE WINTERFEST CHRISTMAS MARKET LEEDS
Sun, Dec 08
Leeds Town Hall
Dec 08, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD, UK
The 2019 Leeds WinterFest Vegan Christmas Market will take place in Leeds Town Hall right in the heart of Leeds City Centre on Sunday 8th December 2018 from 10.30am – 4.30pm. The Town Hall is just a 5 minute walk from Leeds train station.
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York Open Studios 2020
Sat, Apr 18
PICA Studios, 7a Grape Lane
Apr 18, 2020, 10:00 AM – Apr 26, 2020, 5:00 PM
PICA Studios, 7a Grape Lane, York, UK
York Open Studios is an annual community arts event which celebrates the best artists and makers living or working within a ten-mile radius of the city. Each year York Open Studios provides an opportunity for the public to visit selected artists’ studios and exhibitions.
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Crafts in the Pen
Sat, Nov 16
Skipton Auction Mart
Nov 16, 10:00 AM – Nov 17, 4:00 PM
Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Rd, Skipton BD23 1UD, UK
Crafts in the Pen takes place each November at Skipton Auction Mart. The event has grown into a busy crafts market the whole family can enjoy, with over 4100 visitors last year. Every purchase you make at Crafts in the Pen helps support our stall holders, who are small and mostly local business'.
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PICA Stuidos, 7A Grape Lane, York, YO1 7HU