Hello, my name is Kate and I am a mixed media artist living and working in beautiful, rural Worcestershire.
My work combines the use of contemporary painted, cut and torn layered papers with three dimensional and illustrative elements to draw the eye into the image. I mainly work in watercolour and gouache paints and then work into them with water soluble pencils to create texture, depth and interest.
I am inspired by the lush and green British countryside and the coast often finds its way into my work. With my background in illustration colour is a very important theme.
Just a Card
I am passionate about supporting independent, creative businesses and I feel strongly about championing a cause very close to my heart.
Artist & Designer, Sarah Hamilton started the campaign Just a Card after hearing the quote "If everyone who'd complimented our beautiful gallery had bought 'just a card' we'd still be open!" Since then she, and the 'Just a Card' team have been working tirelessly to encourage people to purchase from designer / makers and independent shops and galleries. Their ethos is that all purchases, no matter how small, even 'just a card' are contributing to helping these businesses keep their doors - virtual or actual - open!
Exhibiting & published work
I will hopefully be taking part in various markets and exhibitions this year, including the popular Blue Magpie Contemporary Craft Fair, held at Elmslie House in Malvern in November 2020 and I currently have work at the beautiful Ferrers Gallery in Staunton Harold.
I am excited to be working with Holy Mackerel - publishers of cool and contemporary greetings cards.
Jaques of London
I am honoured to be working with Jaques of London - the oldest games company and sports manufacturer in the world - on a series of bright and colourful jigsaws for children.
Where can you find my work?