Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, Kate received her first Bachelor’s degree at the University of West of Scotland and went on to finely develop her artistic career alongside that as a paint and colour chemist which she fully utilizes today in her Acrylic and Mixed Media work to create her unique and distinctive Neo-Naïve style. Kate has most recently studied with OCA, and privately at various master ateliers in Switzerland where she lived for many years. 2018 saw her move and open her much anticipated studio on the Isle of Tiree to continue her love affair with Argyll and the sea.
A member of the Royal Glasgow Institute and an Artmap Argyll Artist, Kate’s paintbrush is driven by her Celtic and social heritage, her homeland and ancestry. For many years this has manifest itself from the perspective of a self-imposed exile. Her resulting works have serious big bang colour and texture but with a simplicity of form that takes it far beyond the traditional Naïve genre, reflecting both the romance and turmoil experienced as a nomadic expat artist.
Kate exhibits around the world - her recent shows included work exhibited at House for An Art Lover, Glasgow, Gallery @ Ratchapat University, Thailand as part of Uncooked Culture Collectives ‘One Base Square Foot’ project and at the Wilson Shaft Gallery in Katowice (Poland) during the Naïve Art Festival. She is also a member of the Front of Bicycle Art Collaborative in Basel, exhibiting regularly in Switzerland.
Kate also works to give back to the community through active participation in numerous social, community and charitable events.
An avid supporter and champion of Naïve and Outsider Art, Kate mentors up and coming young artists at her studio.