Katherine was born in Hampshire, England. Art was always a very strong subject for Katherine. At the age of seven she was taken from regular class study into a special art class for more gifted children. She was also accepted into Ipswich College of Art at 16 years of age straight from High School. From there she was accepted into Canterbury College of Art, part of the Kent Institute. Here she studied Fine Art later specializing in Printmaking and received a First Class Honors’ degree. For post graduate studies Katherine was accepted to the London Institute to study printmaking at Chelsea College of Art. She was very pleased to be awarded and shared first prize by the Trustees of the British Institution Fund at the Royal Academy of Art for her lino cut/ etch “Chetwynde”, and also the Julian Trevelyan prize.
In the year 2000 Katherine and her husband had the opportunity to relocate to the USA, where they now live near Ann Arbor in South East Michigan. www.kathfrajbis.com
I am an intaglio printmaker. My work is primarily concerned with the relationships between landscape and the human being. I am most interested in mankind's effect on landscape and the passage of time.