North East artist Kate Van Suddese has been a professional artist for over 30 years, exhibiting nationally in solo and group shows. She was a Not The Turner prize Exhibitor in 2003 and 2004 and won the People’s Award in the 2002 Open Art Exhibition at Durham Art Gallery. Kates work is collected both in the UK and internationally, with two large stormy seascapes finding a home with Kate Winslett in 2006 just after Titanic was filmed.
Kate paints in oil on canvas building up thin layers of colour to create a translucent and emotive image.
“From an early age I decided I want to paint beauty and I have spent my life trying to capture it in all its forms. I draw inspiration from anything that catches my imagination, that creates that first spark of emotion, whether it is the power of the sea, a memory, a dream or a much loved place. Hopefully I will still be trying to paint beauty when I’m 90 and still feeling amazed at the wonderful colour and light around us”