Kittie Jones

Originally from Cumbria, painter and printmaker Kittie Jones makes work inspired by British nature. In the last few years printmaking has formed a central part of her practice. Her screen prints depict bold and colourful characterisations of well known British birds within the landscape.

'An interest in drawing directly from life and how these drawings can be developed into finished pieces has formed a central part of my practice for some time now. My work usually starts on location, often with a hot flask and my waterproof trousers, making sketches and drawings of the natural world.

'My main subject matter is nature and man's relationship with it. The captured moment with an animal or bird when I am out and about is my starting point for many of the pieces. I am lucky enough to be passionate about my subject matter and learning more all the time. I enjoy the challenges of printmaking and the limitations it presents. My screen prints allow me to combine bold saturated colour with softer, hand-drawn marks.' 

Kittie completed her Foundation Course at Leith School of Art where she now teaches. She went on to complete a combined degree in History of Art and Fine Art (Painting) at Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University. Kittie regularly exhibits work in galleries and open exhibitions throughout the United Kingdom.

Solo Exhibitions

Flying Creatures, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh
More British Birds, The Watermill, Cumbria

Group Exhibitions

The Written Image, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, Edinburgh
Winter Show, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
The Natural Eye, Mall Galleries, London
Invited Artist: Member's Exhibition, An Talla Solais, Ullapool
New Introductions, Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire
Animal Inspirations, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
2013, 2012, 2011
Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
Annual VAS Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Ghosts of Gone Birds, ONCA Gallery, Brighton
Exhibition Four, Red Barn Gallery, Cumbria
SWLA Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, london
Winter Show, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
Maker of the Month, Concrete Wardrobe, Edinburgh
Scottish Drawing Competition, Paisley

  • Bullfinch by Kittie Jones
  • Coal Tit by Kittie Jones
  • Dove by Kittie Jones
  • Goldcrest by Kittie Jones
  • Goldfinch by Kittie Jones
  • Island Chaffinches by Kittie Jones
  • Mallards by Kittie Jones
  • Moonlit Curlew by Kittie Jones
  • Pied Wagtail by Kittie Jones
  • Shelduck by Kittie Jones
  • Skylark by Kittie Jones
  • Squirrel by Kittie Jones
  • Swallow by Kittie Jones
  • The Moorhen's Nest by Kittie Jones
  • Thirsty Pigeon by Kittie Jones
  • Thrushes by Kittie Jones
  • Treecreeper by Kittie Jones
  • Trembling Wren by Kittie Jones
  • Two Wrens by Kittie Jones
  • Woodpecker by Kittie Jones