Katherine Diaper is an artist and educator working in Orkney.  She was born in Southampton, and lived and worked in London from 1994.  Katherine discovered Orkney in 2007, returning regularly for holidays, and moved here in August 2015.  

She has studied art through the public programmes of The City Literary Institute, The Prince’s Drawing School and The University of the Highlands and Islands (Orkney).  

Katherine is working with acrylic paint at the moment.  Its  fluidity and unpredictability provides a means to portray the emotion, beauty and power of the waters surrounding Orkney.  She remains curious about the process of painting, as light, shadows and spaces emerge from the working and re-working of layers in response to the ever-changing coastal environment.