Kate Steenhauer

Website: http://www.katesteenhauer.com/

Email: katesteenhauer@hotmail.com

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Topping the cask

Speyside Cooperage

Dusk along the river Don

Arrivals and departures

The rotorhead of a Super Puma

Grampian Talisker and the Cherry Picker


My artistic explorations have taken me to the shipyards, heliport and hangars of Aberdeen, the ‘Oil Capital of Europe’, where workers grump and joke with each other in muted tones at red-eye time. To the barns where the whisky casks are made; a trade associated with traditional skills and craftsmanship, yet remaining a modern and vital part of the industrial landscape to Scotland’s favourite tipple. To Knockando Woolmill, who produce woollen textiles on Victorian machinery, and in the bars where locals dance into the early hours to fiddle music after a long week of grafting.
Drawings are created at unique locations, amidst the hustle and bustle, with production in full swing, and subsequently transformed into oil paintings and limited edition copper plate etchings. Having lived in Scotland for over a decade I see its beauty in the natural grit of everyday life. My picture-postcard Scotland gives a ‘rough around the edges’ portrayal, a Scotland absorbed in work and play, and at one with its environment.


Originally from the Netherlands, my diverse career path has taken me from semi-professional tennis in my youth, to civil engineering at Delft University of Technology, a PhD in coastal engineering from the University of Aberdeen, to fine art.
Now as an award-winning artist I produce contemporary work on Scottish heritage, landmarks and industries.


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