Different printmaking processes inspire Kate. With monotypes she works freely on a plate by applying muted or saturated colours that contribute towards the visual atmosphere that she has in mind. She also specialises in wood engraving where poise and precision is a priority.
Industrial landscapes continue to interest her and their formal shapes trigger a feeling for a nostalgic past that is man-made and weathered. In contrast, her garden prints are brighter and tend towards a theatrical presence.
Kate says: “Printmaking in itself feels like a performance - you know the subject, you and the inks are working co-operatively, you have a buzz about the work, and from there you take a creative risk to bring out that extra something.”