Kate is a painter and a printmaker. She initially studied and worked in the field of architecture and she is inspired by the built environment in the context of the natural world.
Kate’s work aims to discover the accidental poetry in the commonplace. The work takes as its theme the buildings, structures and spaces of urban life, particularly in the ‘edgelands’, the functional rather than picturesque areas which are often over-looked or taken for granted. The work explores the fictions of solidity and stasis, represented by architecture, versus those of fluidity and change represented by transport routes and nature.
artworks function both as literal records of the urban environment and metaphorical studies which leave interpretation open to the viewer. The buildings depicted become containers for projected emotions, representing loss, grief, expansiveness, pathos or joy.