Kate is an artist and coach living in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada with her husband, dogs, cats, horses and chickens. With their three kids grown and left home, she is fully dedicated to creating art and absorbing every drop of inspiration from the beauty of her surroundings.
“After a ten-year hiatus from painting to pursue relationship coach training and my own growth, I’m back with a passion, commitment and dedication that I was not able to access before.
When I paint, it’s as though I am no longer anchored in my ego mind, but wholeheartedly present in a continuous relationship with the paint, the the canvas, the brushes, the subject, something way bigger than me. For me, painting invites an intimate connection with life that is unavailable through any other means. It speaks on a visceral level, beyond words and the cleverness of my mind.
The relationship that the viewer has with my paintings is so unique and personal. The comments, interpretations and emotions that arise for others are ceaselessly fascinating. I can not imagine doing anything more fulfilling”.
Kate has committed to painting every day since Covid. During this time she has been juried into active membership status with the Federation of Canadian Artists.
2006 – True Nature | solo exhibition | Botega Salon & Gallery, Banff, Canada
2007 – True Being | solo exhibition | Botega Salon & Gallery, Banff, Canada
2009 – Creative Possibilities | solo exhibition | Botega Salon & Gallery, Banff, Canada
2012 – T&T – Topp & Tooke | Botega Salon & Gallery, Banff, Canada
2020 – Small Works Exhibition | juried show | Federation of Canadian Artists
2021 – Active Member Show | juried show | Federation of Canadian Artists
Honourable Mention: “Red Rooster” – FCA Active Member Show
2021 – Playing with Light | juried show | Federation of Canadian Artists – North Okanagan Chapter
First Place: “Snickers” – NOFCA Playing with Light