Amazing quote from ‘Two Flamboyant Fathers’

Author Nicolette Devas

Painting changed me, instead of feeling a helpless muddle, inadequate in any given situation, doomed to be a misfit, an urgent purpose gave me direction.

Using paint as a medium of transport, as it were, I found a way to cast out my inner confusion. The untidiness inside me was tidied up in my painting.

Since that day I have been impelled either to paint or write, if I stop for a period of a week, I get tangled up again. To explain my compulsion in another way: life to me is a muddle, and my way of making a harmonious pattern from the muddle, is to invent order in my work.

The pattern must be remade every day if I am to keep my spirit calm and serene.

Happy place – at Dynamite Art Fair with @susanne.winter 1-3rd April 2022

And just letting you know my Instagram account kate_scott_paintings is now safely back with me – apologies again to anybody who received DM messages up until 23rd March – I am very grateful to say all is now well. I am having a slower paced week before moving on to last few weeks of planning for the Artists Open Houses in May.

Dynamite Art Fair

I am getting ready right now for The Dynamite Art Fair this Friday Saturday and Sunday 1-3rd April – 10am-5pm in Brixton London – booth 15 venue – very near Brixton Underground Station

Downstairs Brixton, 248 Ferndale Road, London, SW9 8FR preview thurs 31st 6-9pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/289469279407

I will be there every day sharing booth 15 with Susanne Winter – painter https://instagram.com/susanne.winter?utm_medium=copy_link

@katescottpaintings @Dynamiteartgallery

Email me at info@katescottpaintings.com

Link for free tickets the rest of the weekend below –

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/253651367067

After I Swam – acrylic on canvas 121 x 152 cm

Just saying hello – message to followers about hacked account and pop up news !

I have had a very stressful 10 days working on regaining my Instagram account which has been hacked, it’s very difficult to explain how hard it is to know that unauthorised content is being posted, and private messages sent from someone who is not me – Please accept my apologies for any strange DM’s you may have received in this period – I am working on it, in the meantime you can visit @five_at_no1_rigden_road to https://www.instagram.com/p/CahZ-FJISse/?utm_medium=copy_link see what will be coming up in the pop up I am hosting this year – one weekend in May 20th-22nd – very exciting !!!

The makers – website to be updated soon !
The house

The Rebchat podcast – Episode 17. Perspectives from Contemporary Painter Kate Scott

open.spotify.com/episode/2mEQJkcfhTzZBRIHVnwj71

I was so lucky to be invited to talk with Cathy Dixon, the lovely host of ‘The Rebchat’, a platform that has conversations with, and shares stories from a wide range of creatives.

We talked about how I came to be an artist, my process, early failures and the pivots that created in my life, early influencers, resilience, redundancy and wellbeing.

It was a lovely opportunity to see what came out with her thoughtful questions.

Happy Days – Exhibiting

Here I am standing outside @gallery40 central Brighton, UK, in October 2021. We were about half way through a happy week during the exhibition ‘Elemental’ with the sculptor Jo Delafons.

This shows the easy bit, when you’ve done all the admin, emailing, label printing, hanging, curating , preview planning and you just have to turn up and receive all the lovely visitors and friends and patrons – which makes it all worth while; the connecting is incredible and grateful making.

So I am at the very early stages of planning for this years shows – so far three collaborations two with @artistsopenhouses during Brighton Festival in May , and one later in the year in Storrington, Sussex.

I will be posting as I make progress mainly on my Instagram page @kate_scott_paintings and doing my best to make time for my own practice in the studio while loving the creative process of working with other artists to bring an exhibition together

Let me know if you would like to be invited to the shows when we are ready to send out invites

Email me : info@katescottpaintings.com