Kate’s earliest portraits were made entirely with fragments of scrap paper. She has always been fascinated by collage. Nowadays she still works using slivers from magazines, wrapping paper, newspaper, catalogues, and junk mail. She makes still lifes, landscapes, commissioned portraits, and more abstract pieces, using collage and acrylic paint.
Much of her work is inspired by the coastal landscape of North Cornwall and by recollections of time spent by the sea in the South West. Using drawings and photographic reference from the past and present, she also explores the themes of memory and childhood.
Kate has a BA in Fine Art from Camberwell School of Art and an MA in Illustration from Central St Martins College of Art in London. She shows work both at Skylark Galleries and other galleries in London and the South West, and is regularly commissioned to make collage portraits.