Katie Aisthorpe

I graduated my Fine Art Degree at Nottingham Trent University in 1999, and decided that I should try and get a ‘proper’ career.

After years of working and feeling dissatisfied, I came to realise that I felt stifled and frustrated without a creative outlet in my life.

As I have always used photography as a starting point for paintings and mixed media projects, that’s where I have started again, photographing my surroundings and seeing where these images take me.

I carry my camera with me at all times, as you can never tell when these scenes will present themselves.

From icy twigs and leaves, to rolling thunder clouds, from foggy sunrises to flooded rivers, the countryside around Nottingham really is a huge inspiration.