Kia ora, I'm Kate
I am a New Zealand artist, designer, creative business owner, podcast host, mentor and mother.
My work has taken on a number of forms over the years, from contemporary artworks and commercial illustrations to an illustrated children’s book and large scale hand-painted murals. As well as private commissions I have created artwork for a wide range of businesses and brands, exhibited in New Zealand and internationally and created artworks that were gifted to former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Māori King Kiingi Tūheitia.
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My passion is painting, drawing, creating, pattern and colour. Lots of colour, which is funny because at one stage I only worked in black and white. I am passionate about the impact that art, colour and creativity can have on a space, a home, a person’s life and their mental health.
It took motherhood and a global pandemic to give me the courage to finally pursue painting seriously. Through my art I am intentionally working towards always trying to find beauty, joy and calm amongst the chaos.
I am incredibly grateful to do what I love for a job and I love sharing my passion with others through a range of studio workshops and online courses.
My purpose is helping women discover their creativity and build sustainable creative businesses that can accommodate their creativity and their families. I have worked in the creative industries for 15 years and have run my own creative business since 2014. During the past four years I have navigated becoming a mother, maternity leave, a global pandemic and the impact that has on a creative career. I run mentoring workshops for creatives that focus on the business of art and I launched The Creative Mother Podcast in 2022 featuring interviews with creative women discussing the impact of motherhood on women, creativity and their businesses.