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Catherine Haines

Catherine Haines was born in Cornwall in 1979. At 18 she studied for one year at Falmouth School of Art, from there she went onto study fashion at Central St Martins in London. She cut her teeth in the fashion industry working for designers: Copperwheat Blundell, Magnus Magnussen, and Myoung-Hee Zo in London, Milan, Copenhagen and Seoul. Her love of drawing led her to textile design, and she decided to move her studio back to Cornwall. During this phase, she wanted to learn more drawing techniques and learnt how to make etchings under the tuition of John Howard, Master Printmaker in Falmouth. From 2007-2009 she returned to London to complete an MA in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. She won the Villier David Prize in 2007 and travelled to Mexico City to meet Artist and Printmaker Agustin Gonzalez. A year later she returned once again to live and work in Cornwall. Now predominantly a painter and printmaker, she has exhibited at Tate St Ives, Borlase Smart Space, PayneShurvell, Suffolk and London, Invisible Print Studio, London and Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall. Catherine currently lives and works in Newlyn, Penzance.