© KAT 2017

© KAT 2017

Artist statement

I am a British architect and artist based in Norway (www.context.as).

My lifelong love is art. 

As an artist I explore human nature and how people react to different environments and spaces. Gesture, movement, time and space are key aspects of my work.  In which way do people define a space and how does a space define the people passing through it? 

I also have a life long fascination and passion for colour - For me understanding colour is a never ending journey and exploration of the relationship between the physiological, the philosophical and the sociological aspects of colour.

Understanding 'colour as a material' and 'colour as a language' is fundamental to my work - a never ending exploration of ways to express emotions in a visible and tangible form.

My paintings reflect - and are very much an extension of - me. For me being able to create and paint intuitively, freely without restraint, is a never-ending journey of self-discovery, transformation and growth. I paint to connect with myself (my form of meditation) and to visually express what I cannot find the words to say. 

My work has been exhibited in various European locations over the years including Florence, Rome and London. At the age of 18 I won the award 'Young Artist in Cheshire'.  Since graduating from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh College of Art in 1997, I have attended several further education courses at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.

During June 2015 I was one of six artists in residence at the renowned 'Scuola Internazionale di Grafica' in Venice during the Arts Biennale 2015. 

© KAT 2017 'Kate movement -My drawing / interpretation of my friend Kyrre's drawing / interpretation of me  

© KAT 2017

'Kate movement -My drawing / interpretation of my friend Kyrre's drawing / interpretation of me