Since first being able to hold a crayon I am at my happiest drawing and painting in my garden studio. My work features elements of the landscape: trees, rocks, ruins and reflections in water. The emphasis is on colour, light and composition using layers of paint and glazing. I work in a variety of media including oils, acrylics, gouache, oil and dry pastels. My enjoyment in the process of creating paintings, often combined with a difficult struggle to express how I feel about the subject, results in a rich tapestry of colour and texture. My hope is for the viewer to be able to sense the passion, joy and vitality of my work. Currently I do take Art Demos and run workshops.
Paintings have been shown at the Royal West of England Academy, The Mall, Bath Society of Arts Open, and Southampton Art Gallery also featuring in the accompanying catalogue ‘Capture the Castle’. My work can always be seen at the First View Gallery, Stourhead where I am one of their resident artists.
Black Swan Guild, Chair
Frome Art Fair: 4/5 May Silk Mill, Frome
Frome Art Trail: 6-14 July, Frome
CICCIC: Artists 303 'Contrasts- Then & Now', 21 Sept - 6 Oct, Taunton
Somerset Art Weeks: 21 Sept - 6 Oct, Evercreech
Please use the email form below to contact Kate Cochrane direct.