Nestled deep in the Suffolk countryside, tucked away in a beautiful 800 year old cottage, is The Secret Garden Studio.    

Hello and welcome to the Secret Garden Studio.  I´m Catherine, an artist living in the beautiful county of Suffolk, the birthplace of, and inspiration for, the artists John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough.  Having moved here from Hampshire a few years ago, I find myself constantly inspired by the enormous skies of Suffolk and neighbouring Norfolk, as well as by the variety of wildlife in this wonderful part of the country.    I´m married to a Scotsman, and try to visit Scotland once or twice a year, with my husband and two boys.  So you´ll find the odd Scottish landscape, or highland cow, within my work.

As a child I was constantly surrounded by animals.  My mother was always rescuing sick or injured creatures, and bringing them home, and so I grew up with a little owl called Bobbin, a pair of chaffinches, a ferret, and a jackdaw!  This developed a lifelong love of animals and nature, and a desire to protect their habitats.  

I am committed to doing what I can to help our planet, and love to work with organisations that are focussed on conservation of wildlife and their environment.  Along with other local artists, I exhibit every year at Redgrave and Lopham Fen in their ´Inspired by Nature´ exhibition, which raises money for their amazing conservation work in our local area.

I hope you enjoy browsing my website.  If you have any questions, or just want to talk about my work, please send me a message.  You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram, where I post about my creations, and my life as an artist.

Nestled deep in the Suffolk countryside, tucked away in a beautiful 800 year old cottage is The Secret Garden Studio.    

Hello and welcome to the Secret Garden Studio.  I´m Catherine, an artist living in the beautiful county of Suffolk, the birthplace of, and inspiration for, the artists John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough.  Having moved here from Hampshire a few years ago, I find myself constantly inspired by the enormous skies of Suffolk and neighbouring Norfolk, as well as by the variety of wildlife in this wonderful part of the country.   

 I´m married to a Scotsman, and try to visit Scotland once or twice a year, with my husband and two boys.  So you´ll find the odd Scottish landscape, or highland cow, within my work.

As a child I was constantly surrounded by animals.  My mother was always rescuing sick or injured creatures, and bringing them home, and so I grew up with a little owl called Bobbin, a pair of chaffinches, a ferret, and a jackdaw!  This developed a lifelong love of animals and nature and a desire to protect their habitats.

I am committed to doing what I can to help our planet, and love to work with organisations that are focussed on conservation of wildlife, and their environment.  Along with other local artists, I exhibit every year at Redgrave and Lopham Fen, in their ´Inspired by Nature´ exhibition, which raises money for their amazing conservation work in our local area.

I hope you enjoy browsing my website.  If you have any questions, or just want to talk about my work, please send me a message.  You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram, where I post about my creations, and my life as an artist.

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