Kate was born and educated in Gateshead.She had a relatively late start as an artist. Always creative, once children had flown the nest she returned to studying & achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Art History & Philosophy of the Arts.The wealth & diversity of art she encountered inspired her to embark upon her own journey!
Kate’s main inspiration is her mature garden, rich with flora & fauna.A quiet stroll always reveals some treasure to paint.It is love of intricate detail which drew her to botanical art &ultimately to the magical jewel-like world of miniature painting. Working exclusively in watercolour, Kate strives for depth, strength & drama—a heightened realism.
She was elected a Member of The Society of Botanical Artists in 2014 & exhibits with them annually in Central Hall, Westminster. Also elected a Member of The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers in 2015, she exhibits with them annually in the Mall Galleries, London. She is a longstanding member of The Hilliard Society of Miniaturists.
Awards include the coveted Suzanne Lucas Award and the RMS Gold Memorial Bowl Honourable Mention. Kate is also listed in “WHO’S WHO IN ART”. In addition to selling her work at international exhibitions,she has had many successful solo shows.Her paintings hang in local galleries and are collected locally & worldwide. She recently exhibited and sold in Palmengarten, Frankfurt, with the SBA.
Commissions are considered by our artists but are not guaranteed to be accepted by them. In the instance of an artist turning down a commission we will suggest alternative artists for your consideration.
All Commissions must have a 50% non refundable deposit paid up-front. Once the commission is produced you are not obliged to purchase the artwork but you will not be entitled to a refund of your deposit.
The Copy right to all commissioned artwork continues to belong to the artist after purchase.