Born in Suffolk and educated at Cambridge University and Goldsmith's College, University of London, Kate has spent more than three decades both teaching and practising art. She has exhibited throughout East Anglia and London as well as in Toronto, Canada where she spent a year working in a printmaking studio. Kate has work in private collections as far apart as Mexico, Pakistan, Venice and Canada.
Kate trained as a printmaker with a focus on screen printing and developed a great interest in painting on silk when inspired by an exhibition in Crantock, Cornwall. The embroidery aspect of her work resulted from a trip to the renowned craft centre in Ruthin in North Wales.
Kate's many commissioned pieces of work include silk paintings, screen prints, murals and a public art sculpture at Eden Court in Adam and Eve Street in Cambridge.
Influences include Matisse, O'Keefe, Klee, Braque and Caulfield. She has a strong interest in medieval paintings and tapestries and in Egyptian tomb painting. These influences show in a love of strong line, balanced composition and saturated colour.
Wildlife, and in particular birds and plants are an ongoing inspiration as is the discipline of still life drawing.