Catherine Wynne-Paton is a British artist who lives and works in South Wales in the UK. She is creator of The Lost Library which has appeared at The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Fringe Arts Bath, Deptford X Fringe, The Wrexham Open and MainSpring Arts.
Wynne-Paton studied Fine Art at Hereford College of Arts, received the Meadow Arts graduate prize, was the first Print Shed artist in residence, where she had her first solo show in 2015 and in 2022 has received Arts Council of Wales funding.
She sat on the Jury for the Hidden Gems grant scheme, delivered by Herefordshire’s a Great Place that brings together the arts, heritage, rural communities and the creative use of digital technology.
More recently she has rediscovered the joy of Gelli printing and finding the softness of the plate particularly good at picking up the fine detail of plants. Working with a variety of grasses due to their delicacy and details and contemplating whether diversity could be an essential part of understanding how we can thrive.
1977 Born Oxfordshire, UK
2003-5 Art and Design Diploma, Salisbury College
2011-4 Fine Art BA (Hons), Hereford College of Art
2014 Founding Director, Framework Herefordshire Artist support organisation
2022-3 Artist in residence, Growing Space, Abergavenny
2022-3 Artist in residence, Made in Roath, Cardiff
2019 The Artists Shop, 34 Eign Gate, Hereford
2014 The Print Shed, Madley
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2022 Create funding from the Arts Council of Wales
2017 a-n one-to-one guidance sessions
2016 PEAK Creative Network Mini Fund
2014 Meadow Arts Graduate Award
2014 The Print Shed Artist in residence
Made in Roath Open, g39, Cardiff
Framework Herefordshire members & guests, The Apple Store Gallery, Hereford
Made in Roath Open, g39, Cardiff
Hibernators, Group exhibition, The Art Shop, Abergavenny
West Midlands Open, New Art Gallery, Walsall
Ukraine Fundraiser, Tŷ Tân Art, Hay-on-Wye
Paintings 2015-2021, Hereford Open Exhibition, The Courtyard, Hereford
Various works, Track and Trace, Group exhibition, The Art Shop, Abergavenny
The Lost Library, 16 Videos, various locations, hosted on Vimeo
Word collection paintings, Standing Together, The Bleddfa Centre, Knighton
Wayside Wonders, 85 newspaper paintings displayed in pavement side window, Abergavenny
Word collection paintings, Abergavenny Writing Festival, Abergavenny
Word collection paintings, Next Steps, Apple Store Gallery, Hereford
Word collection paintings, h.Art Open, The Courtyard, Hereford
The Lost Library, Wrexham Open at Tŷ Pawb and UnDegUn, Wrexham
Word collection paintings, Emergence, The Apple Store Gallery, Hereford
Word collection paintings, The Clydach Gorge Collaboration Group Show, The Hen & Chickens, Abergavenny
3 months of photos, drawings and videos, The Every Day Project, Desperate Artwives, Online
Inscribe (installation), T R A N S P A R E N C Y, ASC Unit 3 Projects, London
What Price (Performance), Madley Car Boot Sale, Herefordshire.
The Lost Library, Deptford X Fringe, New Cross Learning, Goldsmiths Library and Lewisham Arthouse, London.
The Lost Library, Fringe Arts Bath, Venue 1, Bath.
New work (paintings), Should we have stayed at home?, Cafe Miro, Hereford
The Lost Library, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Abergavenny
#portrait:TACHBROOK collaboration, at Tachbrook market, London
New work (paintings and installation), Solo show at The Print Shed, Madley
Physical/Textual, Framework Herefordshire Magna Carta Banner Exhibition, Apple Store Gallery, Hereford
Participant in Teresa Albor’s Little Museum of Ludlow at Ludlow Library & Museum in the Ludlow Fringe festival
New work (paintings), PaperFields, The Globe at Hay, Hay-on-Wye
New work (paintings), PaperFields, RK Burt Gallery, London
My cup runneth over (wall installation), Coffee Art Project, The Truman Brewery, London
Stone writing, w0budong Group exhibition - an exhibition of writing without meaning, Piccadilly Place, Manchester
2021 ArtQuest Art Worlds video commission
2019 The Lost Library, SpringBoard, Mainspring Arts, London
2016 Arts Alive Wales (now PEAK) micro commission
CATALOGUES AND ESSAYS
2020 Catalogue essay What has Black history month got to do with me? for the Bleddfa Centre’s exhibition Standing Together
2014 Dissertation What is found in reproduction?
Instagram & Twitter: @wynnepaton