Kate, originally from Guildford, came to Cornwall 15 years ago to work as an Occupational Therapist and quickly fell in love with the place she now calls home and where she lives with her teenage children. The abundance of galleries in the area sparked a dormant desire to balance her thinking and problem solving job with one allowing her to be creative and she started building a body of work in her own style.
Now she is a full-time artist, exhibiting nationally and at the London Art Fairs. Working in oil and mixed media, Kates abstract work is a unique expression of freedom bound by minimal use of colour yet boundless in its imagination. Shapes and colours emerge and fade with gentle subtlety, inspired by the infinitely sub-conscious mind, providing compelling drama.
My favourite tool for large canvases is a 2 soft blender brush, trimmed to a ¾ length, which allows me to apply and blend large amounts of paint quickly and freely. For smaller work I use a painting knife to build up thick layers of oil paint made buttery with refined linseed oil. I dont have to be in a particular mood to paint- although sometimes Im able to procrastinate all day- but my most successful pieces are born from angst or elation."
TO SUBMIT WORK TO THE SUMMERHOUSE GALLERY
Here at The Summerhouse we love to support both established and new, up and coming artists with an affinity to Cornwall. We do recieve a very large volume of submissions, and although we take care to view every artists work, it is very difficult to discuss work with every single artist who gets in touch.
Please send us a selection of work which you feel best represents you, along with an artists statement and a list of other galleries which represent your work if applicable. You can email this to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to our address, with contact details (email or telephone) which we can reach you via should your application be successful.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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