Kate initially trained as a Sculptor and Theater Designer but by 1999 she made the decision to be a full-time painter.
Originally from the Lake District she is now based on the Solway coast in South west Scotland and is also a member of The Society of Women Artists .
Kate’s location and landscape hugely influences her subject matter and historically is a ‘painter of life’,using her en-plein air sessions and life drawing to feed her narrative paintings.
These narrative works are developed from her love of the human form,pattern ,chiaroscuro and of course theatricality!
They are initiated in the studio from mark making,working over studies and old work and a huge amount of experimentation.
Themes emerge and the narrative becomes apparent , often stemmed from life experiences,past and present.
• In Scotland Kate exhibits at The Whitehouse Gallery-Kirkcudbright, Morningside Gallery -Edinburgh, Edinburgh Art Fair and occasionally at The Scottish Royal Academy.
• In London Kate exhibits regularly at The Mall Galleries through various societies.
• Kate’s studio is also open by appointment and for Open studio events such as the famous Dumfries and Galloway Spring Fling!