Kate Osborne

Kate Osborne

Code: 10143


W: 28cm (11")H: 38cm (15")

£550.00 Approx $699.75, €641.77, £550

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Kate Osborne.

'Two Butterflies'.
38 x 28 cms.

I studied textile design and watercolour on the south coast of England from 1972 to 1976 and, following this, worked for two London textile studios as a floral designer. In 1979 I went to live in Los Angeles where I freelanced, doing production ready artwork for various manufacturers.
I then decamped to a shack in Madrid, New Mexico, an old coal mining town, painting wildlife and botanical subjects, selling through the Canyon Road Gallery in Santa Fe.
I returned home in 1984, where I began illustrating for books,magazines and advertising, as well as continuing with textile design.
Clients have included Sainsbury's, London Transport and Mitchell Beazley.
Since having a family, I have returned to my real love, painting, and now work very freely and richly in watercolour,with the minimum of compositional drawing; this gives the paintings an unpremeditated look, which attempts to express the beautiful but transitory nature of the subject matter - fruit , flowers, vegetables and, more recently, animals and bugs.