Kate Richardson is a self-taught artist, living and working in Penwith, Cornwall.
Painting to me is cathartic, meditative, explorative and exhilarating. 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.
I am curious about the direction of my style and gain an immeasurable satisfaction from the journey. This adventure has lead me from large stormy seascapes with lonely little boats, through colourful rock faces, springtime yellow flowers and cliff tops, to little Cornish hedgerows and landscapes. I never know where it will lead until I feel I am drawn to a particular subject or medium for a while and realize my style has taken another twist or turn.
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.
People have often commented that they see emotion in my work, which I take, as a great compliment. Personally, if I dont see some sort of sentiment or personality in a painting- if it has no soul then I walk on.
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 email@example.com 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.
Christmas period opening hours are as follows:
Saturday 23rd: 10-4pm
Sunday 24th: CLOSED
Monday 25th: CLOSED
Tuesday 26th: CLOSED
Weds 27th - Friday 29th: 10.30 -5pm
Saturday 30th: 10-4pm
Sunday 31st: 10-1pm
Monday 1st: CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd: Friday 5th: 10.30 - 5pm
Saturday 6th: 10-4pm
The gallery will then be CLOSED for the rest of January and will re-open in February.
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