About

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Kate is an award winning nature and portrait artist. She utilizes a variety of media including  pastel, watercolor, pen & ink, color pencil, or wood carving … whatever medium moves her to creation. Kate’s passion is to express the light & spirit in the world around us.

Kate has painted pastel pet portraits for many years. Beginning in 2018, Kate began creating custom portraits of children, adults & families working from photos.  If you are interested in celebrating life with an extraordinary portrait of those you love, contact Kate.

Inspired by the great John James Audubon and his dramatic depictions of birds and other fauna, Kate’s nature works are not only visually engaging from an aesthetic standpoint, but attempt to depict the spirit of the subject. The fact that several of the birds, animals and plants portrayed are threatened or endangered is an important reminder of how quickly species can disappear and why conservation is so important.

As a self-taught artist, Kate has spent her life practicing her craft. After a career in information technology project management, Kate has dedicated her second career to the expressions of nature in art and philanthropy. Her creations have been displayed and sold in exhibits in the New Hampshire seacoast area. In addition, Kate’s art is in numerous private collections.  Each year Kate donates art work and/or a percentage of her profits to several local charities with missions to support wildlife, the environment, the arts and community.

Kate passes her knowledge by teaching nature journaling and supporting natural resources stewardship.  To support these efforts she has developed a couple of  websites”  “A Tao of Nature Journaling” and “NH Natural Resources – Stewards Web Portal“. Kate also works as an artist in residence at the Urban Forestry Center located in Portsmouth NH.  There she designs and illustrates nature educational guides and brochures about any topic connected with forestry and natural resources.

Kate lives and works in a home studio in the beautiful seacoaston town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

ARTIST STATEMENT

It is my intention as an artist to express light and spirit.   From a young age, I have been enthralled with the energy of the natural world and creativity.  All art forms have the capacity to provide a path for emotional and spiritual healing and have been practiced in many traditions throughout the ages.  I create first for my own peace, then as a way to share with others my love of nature and the spirit of people & animals.  It’s my way of inviting the viewer to appreciate the light and beauty our surroundings offers us every day.

For commission information, purchases, to join Kate’s email list and other inquiries – or just to say hello and comment on the work – please submit a message through the form on the contact page. Thank you!

AFFILIATIONS (past and present)

Kittery Art Association  – Member Artist and Board of Trustees Member

Seacoast Art Association 

NH Watercolorists

New Hampshire Natural Resources Stewards (UNH Coop-Ext)

New Hampshire Audubon

New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

Urban Forestry Center – Portsmouth

Seacoast Art of Recovery Program

The Center for Wildlife – York Maine