Kate prefers her work to speak for itself but briefly explains:
"Each painting has been done outside, so each has a particular story behind it. I will have been stumbling across moors carrying heavy paints and returning with a canvas board brushing against the wind! Oils are messy and difficult to use outside so most people use watercolours if painting outdoors or reproduce their photographs or sketches in the studio.
I enjoy the freshness and spontaneity of working outdoors. There is no second chance so you have to capture the moment. Landscapes are actually a small aspect of my art production as I do lots of larger paintings with figures and in-studio sculpture paintings. But although I never refer back to my work outside, the experience informs all my other work. It is about building understanding about how a cloud moves and a shadow appears in a certain way, but there is also a huge emotional input from my response to the landscape".
The rich textures and jewel-like colours of
these fabulous paintings should be seen to be properly appreciated but
you can see some highlights here:
The exhibition runs 24th January – 14th March 2008
at the Bolton Royd Gallery,
Bolton Royd Building,
Bradford BD8 7BB
The gallery is open from Monday to Friday 10.30 am until 4.30 pm. All works are for sale.
For further information: telephone: 01274 433334/ 438965 or email email@example.com