After gaining a fine art degree in sculpture and a PGCE in art, Kate went on to teach in secondary education until moving to Whitby in 2000. Having taken time out to have a family, she continued to tutor with local adult groups, and embarked on her painting career in 2016.
Taking inspiration from in and around Whitby and the coastline where she lives, Kate draws on her sculptural background which has lead her to develop an impasto style. Building with thick layers of oil paint in exaggerated colours, applied with a palette knife to give light, texture and atmosphere to her paintings.
This technique has become a fundamental aspect of her pieces along with a love of local craftsman-built traditional fishing boats that are the subjects of much of her recent work.
Previous Exhibitions & Galleries
Apr 2017 Emerging Yorkshire Exhibition, Whitby
May 2017 Trattles Gallery, Whitby (until closure)
Jun 2017 Whitby Art Fair, Whitby
Set 2017 Staithes Festival of the Arts
Nov 2017 Emerging Yorkshire II Exhibition, Whitby
Mar 2018 Our Earth Exhibition, Kunsthuis, Crayke
Apr 2018 Silver Street Gallery, Whitby (ongoing)
Jun 2018 Coast Gallery, Burniston, Scarborough
Jul 2018 Art in The Pen, Thirsk
Sep 2018 Staithes Festival of the Arts
Oct 2018 Art& Exhibition, York
Raw Talent emerging artist award
Feb 2019 Village Gallery, York
Apr 2019 Joint Exhibition – St Mary’s, Sandsend
Jun 2019 North Yorkshire Open Studios
Aug 2019 Coast Gallery, Burniston, Scarborough
Sep 2019 Staithes Festival of the Arts
Jun 2020 North Yorkshire Open Studios