Cat Outram

“I was born in 1959 in Nairobi, Kenya, a country my dads’ family have lived in since the early 1900s. We emigrated to the UK in 1966, settling in Edinburgh. I went to school here, ending up at the Art College, doing Drawing and Painting from 1977 to 1981.

After working for a few years, first at Thins bookshop and then at the newly re-furbished Fruitmarket Gallery, I was made redundant in 1989. Luckily I qualified for the Enterprise Allowance scheme which I did as a Printmaker, becoming officially professional in 1990.

Meanwhile, I have two sons.

I exhibit regularly in small galleries in and around Edinburgh, at Craft fairs, Charity exhibitions, Open exhibitions and members shows at Edinburgh Printmakers, which is where I make my etchings.”