Cath Riley

M.A. Fine Art.     B.A. Embroidery (1st.Class Honours).



Recent Clients include Nike, GQ, M&C Saatchi, 5th 3rd Bank, The Economist, The New York Times, Bladonmore.

I have work in private collections in England, America and Switzerland, and in public public collections, including the Arts Council, Banksfield Museum, North West Arts and Granada Television.


Include: Crafts magazine, Interiors magazine, Subversive Stitch. Jewellery Redefined. A History of Embroidery in the 20th Century, British Textile Crafts.


The emphasis, and main body of my work, has always been of a three-dimensional nature, but over the last few years, I have given time to develop and explore new skills, particularly the use of pencil on paper to produce some of the pencil drawings which are here on this site.

The drawings are part of an on-going evolutionary process of exploration and development, and thus serve only to mark and represent a particular stage in my abilities and understanding.

Current on-going experimental 'drawing' includes very large scale drawing, based around the human figure, which are very different in character from the pencil portrait and 'flesh' figure drawings which are featured here. Some of the new work is abstract in nature. Examples of this 'new direction' and emphasis will appear on the site quite soon!

Many of my drawings to date have been exhibited, and many commissioned, some privately, others for use in magazine features and advertising.

Some of the original drawings on my site are for sale.

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