|Kate Livingston - Wanganui|
Painter and Printmaker
Art did not feature largely in Kate's life apart from a few visits to art galleries in London and Glasgow. The first time she viewed a Monet at the Tate Gallery it bought tears to her eyes. Since immigrating to New Zealand in 1974 she learnt appreciation and participation.
Kate only realised that she could draw in 1985 when attending Marlborough Boys College where Keith Reid was her inspiration, she was 45 years old. Since then Kate has been tutored privately by Mary Archibald, Clair Jennings, Mark Spratt, Brian Carmody, Juliana Jarvie and Jan Aldritt-Miller at workshops at Inverlochy Art School.
Kate has annually exhibited her work for 9 years at The Academy of Fine Arts and has had collective and solo exhibitions in and around New Zealand.Kate's work is held in New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, America and Holland in private collections.
'In making woodcuts I appreciate the natural force of wood and the fact that we should be encouraged to use wood as it promotes the implantation of young trees in Central America instead of chopping them all down.' Kate Livingston