Katie Sollohub

Katie Sollohub

Overview

Katie Sollohub is a Sussex based artist. Her inspiration for her drawings and paintings are the interior and exterior objects, spaces and places that are familiar: rooms, churches, gardens, which she captures in vibrant colours. She is drawn to the personal.

She “explores the narrative components surrounding objects, memories, interior and exterior spaces, brought to life with her spectacular use of colour and detail” (Sollohub, nd a).


Devonshire Premonition, 2008-2009

Katie Sollohub’s practice also encompasses performance, photography and poetry (ibid).

Works
Making links to my drawings and generating ideas for approaching work.

The thing I like most about Katie Sollohub’s work is its vibrancy and spontaneity. Admire the immediacy of these works:


The White Room (Study), 2011


Money, 2010

I may be well acquainted with textiles, but not with drawing. This part of my study seems very forced, like a chore. If I could capture Sollohub’s spontaneity, her vigour and vitality, I imagine drawing would be more of a joy.

Sollohub (2017) is not the first artist to embrace a daily routine in her practice. I also encountered this recommendation in Rhodes’, Sketchbook Explorations for Mixed Media and Textile Artists (2018, p. 24). At the time, I engaged in daily sketching. Time to dig out that journal again.


A Handful of Memories, 2005

Katie Sollohub takes studies in black and white and infuses them with colour. My use of colour in paintings is limited, and confined to exact colour-matching with gauche for botanical records. I have much to learn from an artist like Sollohub.


United Colours Red Blue Ochre, 2008


Louisa


Dennis the Menace and the Red Ukulele, 2012


8 Days in Rome, 2007



References

Rhodes, S. (2018). Sketchbook Explorations for Mixed Media and Textile Artists

Sollohub, K (nd a) About,
Viewed: http://www.katiesollohub.co.uk/about/, 6 May 2020

Sollohub, K (nd b) Louisa,
Viewed: http://www.katiesollohub.co.uk/gallery/other/drawings/, 6 May 2020

Sollohub, K (2005) A Handful of Memories,
Viewed: http://www.katiesollohub.co.uk/gallery/other/drawings/, 6 May 2020

Sollohub, K (2008) United Colours Red Blue and Ochre,
Viewed: http://www.katiesollohub.co.uk/gallery/other/self-portraits/, 6 May 2020

Sollohub, K (2008-2009) Devonshire Premonition,
Viewed: http://www.katiesollohub.co.uk/gallery/2008-9/paintings-and-drawings/, 6 May 2020

Sollohub, K (2010) Money,
Viewed: http://www.katiesollohub.co.uk/gallery/2010-2/paintings-and-drawing/, 6 May 2020

Sollohub, K (2011) The White Room,
Viewed: http://www.katiesollohub.co.uk/gallery/2011-2/drawings/, 6 May 2020

Sollohub, K (2012) Dennis the Menace and the Red Ukulele,
Viewed: http://www.katiesollohub.co.uk/gallery/2012-2/rooms/, 6 May 2020

Sollohub, K (2017) ‘A New Picture’ in Blog, March 9
Viewed: http://www.katiesollohub.co.uk/blog/page/3/, 6 May 2020

Sollohub, K (2007) 8 Days in Rome,
Viewed: http://www.katiesollohub.co.uk/gallery/2007-2/paintings-and-drawing/, 6 May 2020