Kate studied fine arts at Texas Woman’s University, and a backpacking trip to Europe in the 90’s with an art history professor fueled interests in cathedrals, cobblestone patterns, wrought iron gates, and botanical gardens, grand or small. Raising two children, living briefly in North Dakota, painting murals in CA, and operating a weaving studio in Taos, NM have all contributed to her artistic expressions. Kate traveled widely and explored the mountains, and high deserts of New Mexico every year until she returned to Texas with her husband, William, who is sight impaired. She intentionally creates large paintings with bold and saturated colors so that he can enjoy her artwork.
"I am often asked about the bold and saturated colors I paint with. I do so because my husband is sight-impaired with optic nerve damage in both eyes, congenitally and from an accident. He cannot enjoy the fullness of my artwork as a sighted viewer, nor can he see details or nuances of transparency or pattern. He is my greatest fan."
Every layer and line in a painting's rich surface texture become "PATHWAYS, WINDOWS and PORTALS" of welcome conversation inviting me to dig deeper into the making of my paintings. I invite you, the viewer and collector, to dialogue with me into the mystery of abstract artwork. "