After graduating with a BA honours degree in Fashion Textiles in 1992, Kate has developed and flourished creatively, moving on from her beginnings as a knitwear and textiles designer to collage artist.
Kate works from photographs, sketches and memory to create beautiful images based on scenes from the Devonshire and Cornish coastline and countryside. Her abiding passions for colour, fabric and texture are key to these unique collages.
Although her work could be described as mixed media, Kate strays far from traditional artist materials. Instead she uses handmade papers, card, cotton, denim, silks and a whole array of other fabrics. These are all hand cut, torn, frayed, shredded and burnt to create an image executed with great dexterity and precision. Other ‘ingredients’ found within the pictures are often sourced and collected whilst out walking her dog, such as lichen, bark, leaves and feathers. These organic materials add an authenticity to her work that makes it so unusual.
Kate is widely exhibited in galleries around the UK, as well as at the Affordable Art Fair.