Inspired by the changing light in landscape and sky, the feelings this evokes, and the memories attached, also transitions in times of the day and the seasons. Kate is a UK contemporary painter, brought up in Brighton, she studied Fine Art Painting at The University of East London, graduating with a First Class honours followed by a Masters in Fine Art printmaking at Brighton University.
Kate uses acrylic and mixed water-based media, on canvas to create small vibrant intimate paintings; her work concerns the relationship between space and solidity, the conscious and the unconscious, using raw colour and gesture alongside drawing to both express and explore illusions of light and depth, and to convey a sense of personal memory, mood and emotion, she finds the physical process of painting taps into the silent voice that cannot be communicated any other way.
Kate is often inspired viscerally by music and the elements as she progresses and seeks to crystallize and recall the intangible sense of a particular space and feeling in time.
She had various studios and exhibited in and around London, taking part in mixed exhibitions, commissions, and having work in private collections and also one-woman shows, before moving back to Brighton in 2000.
Kate makes paintings of various sizes and also carries out commissions, all work is available to buy unless stated otherwise, prices range from £170 to £3000, please look at the contact page for more information.
She says ‘There is often a battle between recklessness and control, natural expression and artificial order, the resulting truce being a feeling of balance, as if the images had just come into being, depicting a world within themselves.’
For more information about Kate’s process and inspiration see the Inspiration page link here https://wp.me/P67n1z-fS