Catherine Knight

My current work is based on my recent residency on the island of Hrísey, Iceland in December 2013. Hrísey is a small teardrop shaped island in the middle of Eyjafjöröur.

I am working on a body of paintings focused on the small amount of daylight present during the winter in Northern Iceland and the constant shifts in light. Kilometres from the Arctic Circle, at 66° 00 ‘N 18° 23 ’W, full daylight is never really present during the winter months in Hrísey. I am fascinated by the vast and remote landscape in contrast to the small communities of people who live in such isolation.