Kate is an artist and coach living in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada with her husband and a variety of animals. 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 self-healing, I’m back with a passion, commitment and dedication that I was not able to access before.

 

My big “Aha” came in the midst of creating videos about intimacy for my coaching practice. My sister said to me, “I feel more intimately connected to the chicken you just painted than any your videos”.

 

It stopped me in my tracks.

 

I realized that I was more intimately connected to the painting and the chicken as well! 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. And in fact it’s THIS is what I have been longing to create and experience all along. Painting invites an intimate connection that is unavailable to us through any other means. It speaks on a visceral level, beyond words and the cleverness of the 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.

 

Shows

 

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

2020 – Active Member Show | juried show | Federation of Canadian Artists