Kate Smith moved to Whitby in 2000 after using her Art Degree in Sculpture and her PGCE in Art to teach in secondary education. She then took time out to have a family and tutor local adult groups. Kate embarked on her painting career in 2016, she takes her inspiration from all over Whitby and the coastline where she lives. You can feel the atmosphere of the seaside town in her artwork. Kate draws on her sculptural background which has lead her to develop a distinctive impasto style. She builds thick layers of oil paint in vivid colours with a palette knife to add light and give her paintings texture. This technique has become a fundamental aspect of her pieces today, and resulted in some truly beautiful and unique artwork.
In partnership with local company COtoo, we can offer a selection of products which include Kate's work. These cushions and lampshades are handmade in Whitby and each one is made to order. Please allow 14 days before dispatch.