Hello Art Lovers!
As a child I could always be found with a pencil in my hand drawing and all through my working life I have painted. Growing up on the Cheshire plain I yearned for dramatic scenery, luckily for me I have settled in Pembrokeshire, close to the coast – to my heart’s content.
I was taught ‘A’ Level Art (@ Sir John Deane’s college, Northwich) by the wonderful Robert Westall (writer & painter). Experimenting in many disciplines during my Art Foundation studies (@ Northwich Art School) I sought an applied ‘fine’ arts course and was so delighted to fight off the competition and gain a place @ Liverpool Poly (now Sir John Moore’s Uni). I loved my local pub (the Old Philharmonic) where The Beatles used to drink.
So I became a freelance printed textile designer, having completed a BA Hons. Textile & Fashion degree (in 1990). Selling work to large furnishing companies like Dorma, card / wrap retailers such as WH Smiths and U.S. swim & leisure wear producers, which was a great experience.
Later, living and studying in Lancaster, I bought a pair of stout boots and discovered the joys of walking the land & coast in northern England. It was at this time I began painting in earnest using oils and canvas.
Having spent sometime working in London I now live a very rural existence on a small holding close to the beautiful beaches of South-West Wales.
I have spent 4 years working in a local primary school using my creative skills to help children explore their feelings, emotional responses and to promote a sense of well-being.
Now I devote my time to my family and my art. I actively encourage others to explore their creative side and on request, teach art clubs, social groups and provide bespoke one off outdoor painting sessions.
I have found my groove ! In between feeding the pigs and chickens, lambing and weeding the veg patch, I walk the coastal paths of this stunning part of the world and ponder ideas to paint. Today, you will find me in my studio, tea mug in hand with the dogs sitting at my feet (getting the odd drip of paint on them!). I sometimes have to pinch myself as I am so thrilled to have collectors in the UK, France and the U.S.
What People Say
Absolutely thrilled with the watercolour I ordered – titled “Incoming Marloes”. It is a gift for my sister’s birthday and I know she will love it. Thank you Kate I will definitely be looking to buy more beautiful art from youKaren (Surrey)
5 stars all around! This painting greets me every day in my bedroom. It’s stunning! It was carefully packed and shipped quickly. I would definitely buy from Kate again!Jennifer (U.S.A)
Couldn’t wait for ‘Summer’s Delight’ to arrive. We love this area of Pembrokeshire, and thought that your style and choice of colours, captures its beauty perfectly. Still trying to find the perfect place to hang it in the new house! Prompt communication and careful packaging, with a lovely note as well.H. Parnell (London)