Utilising a process of distillation through photographs and pencil studies, Kate looks for the essence in her subjects.
From the purity of natural forms to more mundane images of suburban confinement, she allows her abstractions to find an emotion beyond visual representation. Her works based on tropical foliage explore the spiritual balance found in nature, whilst her suburban series, as well as capturing an essence, reveal the social isolation and claustrophobia of suburban life.
The Western ideal of privacy within a home can be detrimental to social cohesion, putting up barriers and removing the sense of community.
Kate lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children.