Kate is an multi award-winning professional painter based in the English Lake District.

She is an elected member of the Society of Women Artists and The Lakes Artists Society and her work is held in both private and public collections.


About Kate

Kate painting

Kate Bentley is an award winning, full-time, professional artist, based in the Southern Lake District.

Solo Exhibition

‘Ruskin’s Reverie’  

Now Postponed Due to Corona Virus  until 20th March-25th April 2021


Kate has been one of the Artists in Residence at John Ruskins former home ‘Brantwood’ from Sept 2018- April 2020.The outcome will be a solo exhibition ‘Ruskin’s Reverie’

Read about Ruskin’s Reverie here >

Please email to request a Private View Invitation

Image: ‘Collaboration .Ruskin Vs. Turner‘ – Oil on Panel


This year, like many folk , my exhibitions have all been cancelled or postponed
I’ve therefore decided to open my studio to visitors this summer…and to open my garden too!

Just before lockdown we hired a digger to build a wildlife pond and a vegetable garden to add to the ‘Wild Garden’ we are delighted with the results and would love to share our special garden and some new paintings with you all during this challenging time.

We will be serving tea /coffee and cake ,at a safe distance through the kitchen window ,bring your own cup and plate….bring a picnic too if you want to stay a while and the weather is good.
Refreshment proceeds will go to McMillan Nurses.

Here’s the deal

Turn up @ Plum Tree Cottage ,Brigsteer .LA8A8N.
on  Sat 18th July and Sunday 19th July from 10-5pm

– sanitise your hands before you open the gate
– collect a numbered ticket from the table under the veranda
– wander and enjoy the garden, eat cake and drink tea until your number is called to come into the studio
-family bubbles can enter as a group (if more than 2 in a bubble I will stand outside)
– If you are ‘at risk’ please make an appointment on Fri 17th July between 2-4pm and 6-8pm