“I took up art while living in the Middle East and started painting and drawing birds of prey particularly falcons which were very popular in the Gulf. From there I decided to study flowers and plants getting my diploma from the Society of Botanical Artists in England. However, living in Portugal full time has inspired me to paint more subjects such as marine and landscape subjects. Eventually I expanded my studies at the Museum School in Boca Raton, Florida and the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts in Portland, Oregon.
As to my discipline, I like to combine technical accuracy with artistic license. I choose the technique to match the subject. I use oils, acrylic, pastel, ink, watercolor, colored pencil, charcoal, graphite and encaustic wax often mixing the media. It all depends on the subject and the effect that I want. I have even made clay pottery incising African scenes with animals and landscapes into the wet clay before firing. I also do tapestries on my loom. In short, I love to experiment with all mediums. To me art is art whether it uses classical techniques or more modern and I enjoy them all. I would find sticking to one subject or medium boring.”
Kate currently has an exhibition of her work on sale at the Moldipoli Gallery near the InterMarché supermarket in Lagos from September 18 to November 18 2017.
Depending on her work schedule Kate will do commission work.
Phone: (+351) 282 695 795
You can view more of her work via her gallery here. Click on any of the images to start the slideshow.