Kate has an abiding passion for colour, fabric and texture which is key to her unique collages. She summons inspiration from a whole array of different materials or ‘Ingredients’. These range from reclaimed fabrics, handmade papers, card, pastel and mulberry silk papers to dried pressed leaves, feathers, bark and lichen.
These are all hand cut, torn, frayed or burnt to create an exquisitely detailed image executed with precision.
“The excitement of discovering new ingredients is immense. I’m always seeing alternative qualities within them such as a piece of faded denim in an old pair of jeans and scruffy feathers for the sea and crashing waves. ”
It is this approach, observation and the intricate application of the materials that make her work so unusual and exclusive.
The ordinary becomes the extraordinary