About me



Thank you for stopping by to find out more about The Walking Sketchbook – a.k.a. Environmental Artist Katherine Owen, that’s me! 

I created  The Walking Sketchbook  in September 2017 whilst stood under an aurora on the Lofoten Islands in Norway. It was such an amazing, magical experience, which continues to inspire me. 

I am a self-taught illustrator and environmental artist living on the border of Wales, where I take my creativity  outdoors allowing me to connect with the land. I love being creative and inspiring everyone to be, whilst connecting with nature.

I have worked for 17 years  in the conservation sector with Woods and Trees. I am trained as a Social Forestry Practitioner.  My passion is art and the environment we live in, and sharing this with others. Combining creativity in the landscape brings my two passions together.

I love working collaboratively with others on projects, so if you have an idea, get in touch and we can chat more. I am working on some mini-projects of my own painting with the wind and trees, using inks. It is so exciting, creating with the elements. 

I am looking  forward to meeting you on a creative walk sometime or seeing you through my blog or Instagram feed @thewalkingsketchbook.

Wishing you new Creative Adventures!


The Walking Sketchbook