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The physical act of painting takes me on an emotional rollercoaster, from the highest highs to the lowest lows and is totally compelling. It’s a method of channelling thinking and sensibilities that result in a voice I otherwise wouldn’t have. I turn to acrylics as my favoured medium. Impatience results in a need to work quickly. Acrylics allow me to be spontaneous. A thought, emotion or idea can be transferred from head to canvas before it disappears. I’m consistently excited by the paints versatile nature. It provides a never ending journey of discovery.

Intriguing ‘abstraction’, pleasing ‘still life’ and the marriage of the two genres are my main areas of focus. My influences stem from a fascination by the process of creating abstract art and an appreciation for beautiful objects, florals, settings and interiors. I’m uncontrollably influenced by trends that surround me. A considered colour palette and composition initiate my work. I’m led by a passion for tone, texture and form. Subconscious, free creativity is combined with conscious, careful decision making BUT where does one stop and the other begin? The process continues until a painting feels complete.

My paintings aim to prompt subtle shifts of thought and feeling. They exist to stimulate a journey, perhaps of joy, tranquility, intrigue, confusion and discovery. I strive to create work that can be enjoyed.
— KB

About

Kate lives and works in North London where she creates emotive works of art from her studio. Kate studied in the beautiful city of Bath. On achieving a BAHons she went on to enjoy a successful career in the art and design world. In 2008 Kate founded her own company, publishing exquisite paper products, which continues today.

In 2016 Kate enrolled in a Fine Art course at Central St Martins, London, reigniting her passion for painting. Her favoured medium of acrylic, and its versatility, enable Kate to explore and revel in a continuous learning process. Inspired by meaningful responses Kate’s work aims to challenge perceptions. She plays with the fine line that can be drawn between ‘Abstraction’ and ‘Still Life’.