McKennan, Kate

Kate McKennan 

Geometry, rhythm and the unexpected, painted through the vehicle of natural forms where all of these occur and reoccur are constant themes in my work. Natural and man-made patterns are my fascinations and inspirations. M C Escher, Pierre Bonnard and Matisse are heroes.

I studied Fine Art at Manchester College of Art and Design, starting in 1968. Afterwards, I taught art at a school for dyslexic pupils in Brighton; at the college of FE at Crewe and took an MEd at Bangor University in the teaching of Dyslexic pupils. Later I was Assistant Director at Llanover Hall youth arts centre Cardiff. However I have continued to paint and exhibit since graduating from Manchester in 1972. I have had numerous artists’ residencies but now work from my studio just outside Nantwich.

I work mainly in watercolour but explore other media. As well as watercolours I have exhibited and had commissioned drawings, environmental sculpture, 3-D constructions and oil paintings. I have had work accepted for the Royal Academy Summer show, the ICA, the Mall Galleries and others in the UK and abroad. I have exhibited every year since 1975.


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