Kate seeks out beauty and detail in everything from a fresh snowfall to a medieval manuscript. Since completing a BA in Studio Arts, she has developed her artistic interests through art gallery work, museums, art administration, and art conservation. For the last few years she and her husband lived in the Bay Area, where she worked at the Stanford Art Museum as well as privately owned art conservation practices. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in historical bindings and book conservation at the American Academy of Bookbinding.
Having returned to the Northwest, Kate is focusing on her private studio practice, through which she explores historical media and processes. Her latest body of work consists of handmade maps, rendered in metal leaf, ink, and watercolor paints. She enjoys working in an enduring, understated style, which merges contemporary interests with old world techniques.