Kate’s work is centred on drawing to express the sensation and deeper experience of being in the landscape.
After completing a Foundation Course at Cheltenham in 1991 Kate went on to Goldsmiths’ where she graduated from her Fine Art/Art History BA in 1994.
Over the years Kate’s practice has developed from working on paper to working directly in the landscape producing earthwork drawings. The earthwork drawings are temporary, site-specific works made in direct response to the rhythms and patterns of the materials and land they are in. Kate uses natural, indigenous materials found on the ground
(such as stone, wood, fallen fruit, flowers and seeds), repositioning them sometimes only slightly from their original found position. The drawings are not preconceived but emerge in the moment of their making following the flow of their natural environment.
As well as exhibiting her work Kate undertakes public and private commissions. Kate also runs public workshops inviting people and children of all ages and abilities to participate in making community earthwork drawings, or simply to try making land art using found natural materials. The aim of the workshops is to help people find a greater connection to the land and to re-discover their ability to play on a creative level.