Kate first became interested in painting and jewellery making as a teenager, living in Aberdeen. She used to ‘tumble polish’ stones that she picked up from the beaches south of the ‘Granite City’ and then make them into pendants and bracelets.
When she moved to England in her twenties, painting took over from jewellery making for a while. She has exhibited paintings at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol and various galleries throughout the south west of England. She likes working in acrylic, pastel and mixed media.
She gets great pleasure from exploring the Highland landscape. A keen photographer she uses her camera to help capture her animal subjects. She enjoys painting ‘en plein air’ when she can and she’s also interested in abstraction.
Kate started making jewellery again over twenty years ago and now works with a very versatile metallic resin. She thinks her artistic background is influencing her jewellery design. Her work often incorporates semi-precious stones, pearls or fossils, and she hopes it is eye-catching, textural and individual.
She has always known that her painting and jewellery would start to connect and is now painting the jewellery! She loves exploring the variety of colour and design she can now produce.
Kate moved back to Scotland eight years ago and lives just outside Pitlochry.