Working solely with a palette knife, Kate pulls multiple colours on both sides of her knife, mixing the colours directly on the panel. Working flat, she creates from all sides, ensuring that the piece works compositionally from all angles. The stained wood grain of the birch panel becomes an integral part of the composition and, like a watercolour, is left untouched. An optional resin coating enhances the colours but also reflects the viewer, incorporating them into the piece; encouraging the viewer to be encompassed by nature and to be more thoughtful of their place within it.
Kate’s work is in private collections in Canada, the UK, Australia, Brazil, the US, and the Philippines.