Kittie Jones is a fine artist based in Edinburgh. Her work is directly inspired by the natural world, in particular British birds. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University in 2008; she currently works from her studio at Coburg House Art Studios in Leith and regularly exhibits around the UK. Kittie was elected as a professional member of the Society of Wildlife Artists in 2016 and has been a professional member of Visual Arts Scotland since 2013. Her screen print ‘Night Herons’ was jointly awarded the Maude Gemmell Hutcheson Prize by the Royal Scottish Academy in 2011.
Kittie is a painter and printmaker – she produces small edition screen prints, unique multi-layered monotypes, charcoal and ink wash drawings and mixed media paintings on paper. Kittie’s practice begins out in the field where she is inspired by the creatures that inhabit the natural world – work made outdoors provides a starting point for prints and paintings, or increasingly becomes an end in itself.
‘I am interested in the interaction between humans and nature; this leads me to depict birds in my work. Birds form a direct relationship with people – wherever we are there are always birds to be seen. Birds have captured the human imagination for thousands of years and form a large part of our mythology. My work seeks to share with others my experiences in the natural world and to celebrate the rich diversity of British wildlife. I am inspired by the way in which the natural world stubbornly and doggedly continues despite our constant efforts to eradicate and control it.’