©️Kat Healy / Ripening 2023


I’m Kat Healy, an artist based in Scotland. I sing, I write, and I paint.

Please join me as I share poems and personal reflections from my forthcoming poetry pamphlet, ‘Ripening’ (due in 2024).

Along with poetry, ‘Ripening’ will include some new songs and original fine art prints—all created and published from my home studio in East Lothian.

I’m excited to welcome you behind the scenes and share my creative practice and the process of publishing my own work.

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Visual Artists and Craft Makers Award (VACMA)

In early 2023, I was awarded the VACMA from East Lothian. A fund supported by Creative Scotland.

You can follow my project, ‘Cry of the Curlew, ’ and all my project reflections and updates here at Substack.

YouthLink Scotland

In August 2023, I was awarded the Youth Arts Open Funding by YouthLink Scotland, supported by Creative Scotland.

I will be working with children and young people in the North Berwick Coastal Ward area through autumn, winter, spring and early summer (‘24). I’m looking forward to sharing reflections and updates via my Substack.

Curlew Study (mixed media), Kat Healy 2023

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I'm a singer, artist and poet from Scotland. I'm releasing a collection of songs, poems and prints in 2023| music: kathealymusic.com | workshops: fidracollection.com