I was born in Ipswich and have lived there all my life.
I am mainly inspired by the arts, 1930, 40's and 50 movies, and French movies. I get my images from my imagination, or magazines and most often, from photographs I have taken myself on my travels in France and elsewhere. I especially love to paint with wonderful French music playing and a nice glass of wine in hand
About the Artist
My work is inspired by colour, architecture, France and life around me. I decided from a young age I wanted to be an artist, and follow in my Dad’s footsteps. I tried for years to paint ‘conventionally’ with watercolours, but it just didn’t happen for me. Yet I loved the medium of watercolours. So one day I decided to just paint with them as I would with other mediums, such as oil’s or acrylics, and I haven’t looked back since! I love the idea that you can see many different colours in a subject, even if at first they are not immediately visible to the naked eye, and I hope my work reflects that.
Education & Biography
I have painted from before my days at school, as my father was an artist. He taught me how to draw, paint, and the importance of detail and the initial sketch. The rest of all I do is self taught, for my sins.
I have had a few one woman shows in Ipswich at the Chambers Gallery and many other mixed exhibitions across East Anglia
I have a few works on show at a various galleries in East Anglia, and on various contemporary gallery websites around the world. I am currently hoping to work with a few interior designers to become part of a new venture concerning show homes. And I am still hoping for that apartment in Paris.
More About the Artist
Kathie has also done a picture for the ‘Coping with Breast Cancer’ Charity, which raised nearly £400 at auction. If you would like a copy of this picture…’A Sunny House,’..details are in the gallery and all profits from the sale of these prints will go to the above named charity.
Kathie has done some design work for some of the UK's largest mirror manufacturers. Her work will be present on a number of their mirrors and mirrorer furniture.
Kathie has now been invited on to the Saatchi Gallery website. Kathie has 8 paintings on show on this website.
The Gallery Page shows a list of work currently available. Many are available in Framed Original form as well as in mounted laser copy format.
Details are displayed alongside the works together with titles and current prices. Postage is not included in the price. If you would like to purchase any of these Original works or any mounted laser copies framed or unframed, please let us know through the 'contact us' button above for details of prices and availability. Some paintings maybe displayed at the Galleries listed above, but can be collected for you to purchase on request. Sizes are included under each painting, but any measurements are exclusive of the frame. Many frames vary in size and colour.
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