Catherine has a life-long passion for painting, which she has pursued both academically and professionally. She spent five years as a self-employed artist after graduating from the University for the Creative Arts in 2017 and has since worked in galleries and other institutions as an art handler.
Most recently, Catherine served as Transit Manager at Tate Britain, overseeing the internal movements of artworks, such as between the conservation and photography departments. This tenure cemented her resolve to train as a paintings conservator.
Her QEST training will fund the second year of a three-year course at The Courtauld where she’s studying an MA in the Conservation of Easel Paintings. This course will enable Catherine to perform treatments in line with ethical standpoints held within the UK. She will learn skills such as surface cleaning, varnish removal, retouching and tear mending on both modern and historic paintings.
Catherine’s ultimate goal is to contribute to the preservation of paintings and pass on this knowledge. She plans to work for both private and public collections, before eventually establishing her own practice in the UK.