Feeling very grateful

I am still resting and processing the amazing madness of May – the month that is the most intense for artists in Brighton and Hove Uk.

Christian Funnel’s sculptures at our POP UP at 1 Rigden Road – so proud I made this happen!

It sometimes feels like a crazy helter-skelter of deadlines, followed by quietness but mostly I am so proud and happy from all the plans that came to fruition, the connections made and the new friends collectors supporters who flowed towards me, and the amazing artists I exhibited with – and the capacity for open minded appreciation of the Humans who made the effort to visit us in three different venues.

And the people who have come since to the studio to see the work; something I really enjoy – contact me info@katescottpaintings.com to arrange a visit

21 Montpelier Crescent with Ingrid Boucher

Emma Stanton’s jewellery at 1 Rigden Road
Lovely Eve Whitingham -soundscape artist whose films were projected in my darlings studio / the music heard through headphones, taking people into another place for just a few minutes at 1 Rigden Road
Jayne Armstrong’s beautiful delicate work at 1 Rigden Road
In front of ‘Rapeseed field in Darkness‘ sold at 1 Rigden Road this year to lovely new collectors
Emma Stanton, Kate Scott and Jane Armstrong
Preview night – Rigden Road food bt Hayley at Artshed Brighton, it was amazing!

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.

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

POP UP sustainable Art Exhibition – and workshops – Brighton December 2021 – Dynamite Gallery – 13 Trafalgar Street BN14EQ

Untitled – With Tangerine – framed acrylic on upcycled canvas
I Wish I Had A River – mixed media on upcycled canvas

I have always used recycled and upcycled surfaces to paint some of my work on, so I am really happy to be able to show some of these canvases in December alongside some really fantastic artist and makers who are all working sustainably in their inspirational maverick ways materials and techniques.

I will also be running a mindful collage workshop at the Dynamite Gallery on Sunday 12th December 2.30 – 4.30 pm book through Eventbrite using the link below – I will be using all reclaimed materials except glue and a bit of paint !!

http://upstartbrighton.eventbrite.com/