Mill Road Art: Catherine Mellis

Our realities are not static things; they are coloured by shifting memories of the past and moulded around desires we have for our future that are often based on imperfect notions of who we are and what our reality is and could be. The only time I am absolutely sure that I know something about myself that is immutable is when I am in the presence of the warm turquoise ocean. As a young teen I learnt to scuba dive in the Persian Gulf.

When everything else is wrong, being underwater is always right; a reminder there is good and wonder in the world. So despite being in landlocked Cambridge, my work is about water, light, colour and travelling in the mind to the water.

Predominately I am a screenprinter, mostly producing monoprints.