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Roadkill, memory, and drawing: artist Kathyrn Poole on her distinctive creative process

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Kathryn Poole is an artist from Liverpool in the United Kingdom. I had the opportunity to speak with Kathryn after she was announced as the winner of the Jackson’s Art Emerging Artist Prize in Drawing. And I’m so glad that I did.

Kathryn creates exquisite and highly detailed drawings that result from her fascinating process; a combination of the scientific method, an interest in memory, and roadkill.

The subject matter may be sombre, but Kathryn’s approach is delightfully inquisitive and cheerful.

Some of the topics we cover in this conversation include:

    How she warms up before beginning work and maintains focus for sustained periods of time
    Managing time to create alongside a demanding day job
    The difference between using roadkill versus taxidermy as source material
    The virtues of working in black and white
    Her thoughts on entering art competitions
    and Kathryn’s creative challenge for you to try in your own practice.

I had so much fun talking with Kathryn and exploring her wonderfully distinctive practice; our conversation is full of fantastic observations and practical takeaways – please enjoy!



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