1of1 founder and owner, Kate trained in fine art and fashion & textile design at University of West London and Kingston University. Photography is a major source of inspiration for Kate. She uses her own original photographs as well as found vintage images of both people and places to develop screen prints, mono prints , digital collage and paintings.
"Coming to art in my middle years, my work takes inspiration from memory and impressions from the 70s, 80s and 90s . This results in pieces which often exhibit a narrative quality, with images that draw on design elements from different decades , interspersed a modern day commentary on current unpredictable times.
I have embraced digital art technology which enables me to make a positive from an often perceived negative : a butterfly mind , fighting rigor and focus. Decades of images are stored in the brain of a baby boomer: horrific news reports from Vietnam and Biafra, rubbish and bomb blasts in London streets in the 70s, the glitter and money of the 80s contrasting the destruction of mining communities. All this plus personal experience and images provide a fertile creative platform; age bestows endless themes to explore, and gratifyingly, also time and resources to do this . Bolstered by years of collecting printed ephemera , photographs and eclectic found items , a new series can result from something as simple as opening a box file in the attic... "