Deep in the forest, hiking mountains or open tundra and loving the sound of silence supplies inspiration for Kate’s watercolors. Growing up in Massachusetts and Maine one visit to Alaska some 40 plus years ago, like so many she was hooked.
Kate’s first memory of painting with watercolor is sitting at the kitchen table, her feet not touching the floor and paintbrush in hand. Her legs grew, but her interest never faded. Growing up Kate was supported by her Mom and fantastic art teachers, with that grounding she went on to The Museum School of Fine Art, Massachusetts College of Art, and New England School of Art in Boston.
In the 60’s when women were supposed to be teachers or nurses, the Vietnam War was in full swing, protests were everywhere about everything, Kate entered the world of art. Over the years she has worked in multiple mediums: oil, gouache, glass fabric, and printmaking, but has always returned to watercolor. With watercolors she likes to catch a mood, feeling, or the moment. The medium remains the mainstay of her creative work.
Animals are another passion, particularly dogs, and especially her Scottish and Sealyham Terriers.
Kate continues to explore her passion for watercolor, nature, the individual essence of the animals and her love of Alaska.
Residing north of Fairbanks in Goldstream Valley, Kate works out of her Mid-Day Moon Studio.