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Decay and dereliction in overlooked and insignificant corners are often underlying inspirations for Kate’s art, particularly as found in the built environment. She is attracted by neglected structures where the process of decay and erosion has left its mark, leaving random textures and tones that are often translated into the themes for her work. She finds abstract art compelling because the outcome is always unpredictable since it involves both the conscious and subconscious. The process of making a picture is a continuous development influenced both by the artist and by the painting itself as it evolves into a new and unique work. Kate’s pictures are often multi-layered, sometimes built on a foundation of gesso and collage, laying down colours which are often almost obscured as the picture develops. Whilst recognising that every abstract painting stems from some memory or experience, Kate cites Patrick Heron who posits that “The picture is not the vehicle of meaning, the picture is the meaning.” His belief was that the picture is not dependent on external references for its meaning. If and how the viewer is able to connect with any piece of art and the response provoked will depend on the individual observer. The interaction of colour, form and texture will affect everyone differently, filtered by the kaleidoscope of personal experience. Kate invites you to share her thoughts and experiences obliquely through her pictures and hopefully to find a sense of unique personal visual discovery.