Hi there! My name is Kate, and I am an abstract painter and handlettering artist, living just south of Boston, MA. I am also a stay at home mom to my two rascally kiddos (ages 1 and 6). I hold a degree in Art and Graphic Design from Bridgewater State University. However, I stopped making art for ten years after I graduated. Why? Because I thought it was unrealistic to make art while having a family. Now, I realize that sharing my art and creative life with my kids is the best decision I could have made. It makes me a happier person, and a better mom.
So what changed?
My whole perspective changed when my father passed away in 2012. I realized that I was wasting my time by stifling my creative side - time that I would never get back. He always told us that “you make your own luck.” In other words: you are the only one that can make your life what you want it to be. It's so important to recognize opportunities in life when they present themselves. And although this opportunity was one that came out of grief, I decided to take it, and start making art again.
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places." -Ernest Hemingway
I observed something during this period that has inspired my work ever since - the idea that we are "stronger in the broken places." Hardship and struggle has a way of coexisting alongside resilience and strength in a way that is endlessly fascinating to me, and continues to find its way into my work.
If you are interested in my motivation and inspiration for each of the series I've worked on, please visit my "Portfolio" page. You will find a brief explanation at the top of each gallery.
I would love to hear from you with any custom requests, collaboration ideas, or even just to hear feedback on what you see here. Feel free to drop a line!
Thanks for stopping by :)