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About Kate

Flaws and Faults, Hedda, Japanese Ink
Photo by Sid Scott

As a visual artist my work relates to drawings I make from life, capturing people absorbed in work and play. Risk in the act-of-making is what I continuously seek. There has to be some kind of challenge that holds my attention and keeps my response alive. 

I was born and raised in The Netherlands, where I played competitive tennis in my youth. I came to Scotland to do a PhD in Coastal Engineering. I have always been passionate about drawing and after my degree I received private tuition from several well-established artists. 

My practice explores the dynamic and interactive capacity of drawing in dialogue with other artforms and industries. These multi-disciplinary collaborations, such as with danceoperamusic, verbatim and Artificial Intelligence,  can be viewed through the mediums of theatre, audio-visual installation/film and artwork; and is based on (evolving) painterly oriental drawings techniques. 

In parallel I have a significant portfolio capturing contemporary life at some of Scotland’s most iconic industries using printmaking and oil painting techniques.

My practice has multiple awards to its name and a significant track record in collaborating with industries, such as Opera Holland Park London, Speyside Cooperage, Global Canadian Holding Company and Tymor Marine Naval Architecture Consulting Company, and with creative organisations, such as National Theatre of Scotland, CityMoves Northeast Dance AgencyCreative Scotland, Aberdeen Performing Arts,  Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice and Scuola Del Vetro (School of Glass) in Murano. Multiple works are in permanent public collections of Aberdeen Maritime Museum and Angus Council in Scotland.