Katherine Masters is an Anglo-Portuguese fine artist and creative art director. She was born in London in 1979 and grew up in Johannesburg where she started painting and sculpting at a young age. She completed a Btec Foundation in Art and Design at the University for the Creative Arts and then attended Goldsmiths University of London where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Design. 

Katherine worked as an award-winning Graphic Designer, Art Editor and Art Director in London and New York; designing for publishing houses such as Fairchild Publications, Condé Nast, The National Magazine Company and Cedar Communications Limited. 

She then moved into photography, obtaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Photography at Central Saint Martins, where she developed an interest in working with themes related to heroism and the sea and created ‘The Storyteller and the Sea’, a photographic art collection exhibited in museums and gallery spaces in Portugal and in London throughout 2010; the work was thereafter donated to its final exhibition space, at Museu do Mar (Museum of the Sea) in Cascais. 

Her art and photography has been exhibited in London (solo and group exhibits: Oxo Tower, Shakespeare’s Globe and The Flat White), Lisbon (solo exhibitions: Museu Farol de Santa Marta, Museu do Mar and The British Council in Lisbon), Madrid (charity event: Fundación Khanimambo) and Singapore (group exhibit: Gallery 2902) and she is currently working on a new collection. 

Katherine’s work is interdisciplinary, focusing primarily on the natural world and the subject of the human condition. Her process is rooted in analysing her own life experience and the natural world. Working mainly in watercolours she merges interesting parallels; probing the viewers perceptions of her chosen subject matter.

Photo credit: Ewa Lukaszczykiewicz