"Be-gin-ning n The act or process of bringing or being brought into being."
This definition could equally describe many creative activities, in particular animation where life is breathed into a still image.
Katy Shepherd - Painting, Drawing, Animation
Katy, a trained painter, has been working with animation as part of her artistic practice since 1995. She has been particularly drawn to the ideas around resurrection, of bringing an image to life.
Initially she used old family snap shots as source material to digitally manipulate to create short loops of film. More recently, however, she has returned to her painting roots and has begun to create animations from her own drawings.
Crow animation - 2011
Gallery of work
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Katy completed her painting MA at the Royal College of Art. She has shown her animations at many venues including:- Tate Britain, the National Gallery cinema, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Curzon Cinema London and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, as well as being screened on Channel 4 and ITV.
Her 2D work has also been exhibited widely at galleries including :- the National Portrait Gallery, Gothenburg Museum and Art Gallery; Camden Arts Centre and the Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.