About Kate Bentley RI

Kate is an award-winning professional painter from the Lake District, in 2021 she relocated and is now based on the Solway Coast in Southwest Scotland.

Kate’s location and landscape hugely influences her subject matter and historically is a ‘painter of life’,using her en-plein air sessions and life drawing to feed her narrative paintings .
‘These narrative works are developed from her love of the human form,pattern ,chiaroscuro and of course theatricality!
They are initiated in the studio from mark making,working over studies and old work and a huge amount of experimentation.
Themes emerge and the narrative becomes apparent , often stemmed from life experiences,past and present’ .
  • She is an elected member of the  Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour ,Society of Women Artists and a retired member of The Lakes Artists Society.
  • In London Kate exhibits regularly  at The Mall Galleries-see exhibition page
  • In Scotland she exhibits mainly at  The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright, and occassionally at The Scottish Royal Academy,Open Eye Gallery , Edinburgh Art Fair,Morningside Gallery -Edinburgh, Gallery Q -Dundee
  • Kate’s studio is open by appointment and for Open studio events including the famous Dumfries and Galloway Spring Fling
  • See ‘Exhibition History’ for exhibiting  details

To visit please phone the studio on 07761183908 or fill out the contact form.

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