#ContemporaryArtMonday: Kate Thelwell

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Posted 13th August 2018

Kate Thelwell

Kate Thelwell is a contemporary fine artist. She has been experimenting with painting for over fifteen years having graduated from Southampton Solent University with a degree in Illustration. Having also studied Surface Pattern Design Kate is interested in texture and exaggerated and expressive mark making adding energy and movement to her work.

Her current works look at the explosion in the atmosphere as nature bursts into life throughout the spring and summer seasons capturing the spinning seeds and buzzing insects as well as the warm breeze through spectacularly, colourful, flora shimmering under the bright summer skies.

Why I love to paint flowers

Painting flowers has so much appeal because of the incredible variety of colour and shape found in nature. I like to try imitating the interaction of flora in its environment by making marks that are fluid and expressive similar to the charm of a fragile flower standing strong to the surrounding elements. I particularly admire the strength of this aspect of nature.

See Kate's work in our Florabundance exhibition at Watts Contemporary Gallery, on display until 7 October.


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