About the Artist

Hi! I’m Kat. I’m a Yorkshire lass living in Gloucester with my husband Ben. I work part-time as a Community Builder for the Barnwood Trust, and in the rest of my time I paint, teach, make jewellery, dance the Tango, play the Harp and go for countryside walks. Ben and I love to travel and experience different cultures, and have spent time volunteering in many places across the world doing a wide variety of different things! We lived in Bolivia for a year or so, and have also worked in Guatemala, the Czech Republic, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Turkey, Estonia, Poland, Kazakhstan, Japan and Senegal. Send me a message if you’d like to find out more – we love to talk about it! We are also Christians and have BA degrees in Applied Theology in Intercultural Contexts. I’ve written a devotional / meditation project on the topic of surrender to God, which is now available on Amazon as Kindle download or Paperback – Click Here if you’d like to read it!

I really hope you enjoy browsing my paintings. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would simply like to chat!

All the best,

Kat

 

Many people ask me what the main difference is between oil and acrylic painting. Well, there are many differences (price of paint; drying time; paintbrush style; mixing method to name just a few!), but I’d like to mention the difference in how both types of paint make me feel. To me, painting with acrylics feels like running through meadows; jumping and spinning; somersaulting – it’s exciting, bold, and fast-paced. Painting with oils feels like sitting in a bath with scented candles and fantastic smooth music. Or that specific and unique pleasure you get when you’ve just eaten a delicious pub meal with good friends and then you begin to eat a Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert – warm, sweet, the perfect texture – a full and relaxed contentedness. Or the two could be compared to the difference between red and white wine: acrylic painting, like white wine, is cool, lively and refreshing; while oil painting, like red wine, is relaxing, deep and flavourful.

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