Having grown up in a household with a fulltime artist, Kate has always had an interest in art and especially paintings, being drawn to the world that are created in the area of the canvas.
At university Kate majored in photography, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2003. In the years since, she built up a career as a graphic designer and illustrator in a number of advertising agencies across Sydney and Brisbane, either fulltime or on a freelance basis.
After moving to Brisbane in 2010 she soon began pursing her love of painting, culminating in her first exhibition here at Graydon Gallery in 2014. As a result of this successful foray, she exhibited in a number of galleries in Noosa and Sydney since.
In late 2017 Kate decided to end her corporate career, having reached the level of a senior graphic designer, in order to work fulltime in her creative studio, Anvil Artworks. Here she explores her passion for painting, while also working as a freelance designer and illustrator.
Kate’s work is a celebration of colour. Her naive landscapes invite the view to enter the realm of the imagination by exploring the hues and shapes of the compositions. Landscapes offer the perfect outlet for presenting colour in riotous combinations in some instances, and in others a more muted but still impactful approach.
Also of interest to Kate is adding some whimsy to her work, this can be seen in her naive portraits of Frankie the Fox, and the gathering of galahs and birch trees.