Kate, originally from Guildford, came to Cornwall 15 years ago to work as an Occupational Therapist and quickly fell in love with the place she now calls home and where she lives with her two teenage children. The abundance of galleries in the area sparked a dormant desire to balance her ‘thinking and problem solving’ job with one allowing her to be creative and she embarked on art courses, building a body of work in her own unique style.
Working in oil and mixed media, Kate’s abstract work is a unique expression of freedom bound by minimal use of colour yet boundless in its imagination. Each original piece is uncompromised and unlimited. Complex, textured shades support geometry without borders. Shapes and colours emerge and fade with gentle subtlety, inspired by the infinite sub-conscious mind, providing compelling drama.
Like many artists, her work carries an emotional element which reflects her description of the process of painting as simultaneously cathartic, meditative, explorative and exhilarating.
She now exhibits in galleries both locally and as far away as Scotland and has enjoyed mixed and solo shows in her home town of Penzance and Cardiff. She is represented at the Affordable Art Fairs – this year Battersea March 2018.
Her other collections of work are of local landscapes and contemporary angels. Another collection fuses the ancient with the modern, inspired by William-Adolphe Bouguereau a 19th century French academic painter who is best known for ‘The Birth of Venus’, she paints modern interpretations of classical scenes. These were featured in ‘The Times’ last year.