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Perfect Spot
Kate was born in Truro, Cornwall in 1970 into a family of artists. After completing an Art Foundation course in Plymouth, she then went onto graduate from Bristol Polytechnic in 1992 with a BA Honours Degree in Fashion/Textiles Design.

Since then she has developed and flourished creatively as an artist, moving on from designing knitwear to her current work, collage landscapes and seascapes.

She has taken her passion for colour, fabrics, textures, the Devon and Cornish coast and countryside and her love of Dartmoor and put them into a melting pot of ideas. The result is totally unique.

Working from photographs, sketchbooks and memory, she uses handmade paper, card, cotton, denim and silks, all hand cut, torn, frayed, shredded and burnt to create an image executed with precision. Other materials found within the pictures are often sourced and collected on walks in and around the actual location of the image. These range from lichen, seaweed, bark and leaves, to heather, grasses, flowers and feathers. Using theses organic materials add an authentic quality to her work.

Tide Lines
The excitement of discovering new materials is immense. I am always seeing alternative things within them such as denim and feathers for the sea and crashing waves. If you study a leaf or a piece of bark it becomes so many other things, a cliff, trees, a ploughed field or a rugged Tor. The colours, lines and textures are already there. The ordinary becomes the extraordinary.

It is this approach, attention to detail and the intricate application of the materials that make her work so unusual and exclusive.

Kate has fulfilled numerous commissions and has had work exhibited throughout the Southwest including Open exhibitions at the St. Ives Society of Fine Artists and The Southwest Academy of Fine and Applied Art. She has been producing originals for the Fine Art publishing company, De Montfort Fine Art since July 2011.

Home and Dry
Days Catch
Two's Company
Turning Tide
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