Catherine Anne Hiley

Lithograph- Selkie- Gallery Ten“In my practice I am drawn to story-telling, and curious about finding the stories within people, objects and situations. Influenced by sources as wide as Holbein’s portrait paintings to Victorian-era circus sideshows, folk-legends and film noir, contemporary webcomics and medieval book illumination, I find visual and narrative elements that resonate with my own personal history. My work responds to my environment, and my general themes are human beings and the spaces they put themselves in, the relationships they build with one another, transformations they undergo, and the way they perceive themselves.I work almost exclusively with printmaking and book media. While it is the distinct nature of the marks made with each technique that draw me to it visually, I am also fascinated by the potential of multiples, the accessibility of printed images and their ability to travel. It is the aspect of sharing ideas and disseminating information that ultimately attracts me to print media.”