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Biography

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