KATE COCHRANE 2017 ARTIST’S STATEMENT As a painter Kate transforms what she sees into a mosaic of shapes and colour, considering hue, tone and composition. Local Somerset landscapes, visits to Tasmania, Wales, and the Borders have provided a wealth of images. Kate enjoys the play of ground and fore ground, texture, the shapes and spaces between elements, all resulting in a rich tapestry of contrast and colour. Her new series of current work includes derelict castles and abbeys starting with Laugherne Castle. Kate gained a Diploma in Graphic Design at Canterbury College of Art followed by local courses in Fine Art and colour work. She has exhibited paintings since 1980, designed home accessories, sold through her business Pure Rooster, and occasionally been tutoring and running workshops. Kate currently tutors as a member of Art Profile doing art Demos. She has taken commissions plus has work in a number of private collections. Her work has shown at the Chatton Gallery, Northumberland; the Blue Ryder Gallery, Mere, Wiltshire; Avon Mill Gallery, Loddiswell, Devon; the Nolan Art Gallery, Hobart; and recently at A2 Gallery, Wells, Somerset and is currently at the First View Gallery, Stourhead. SELECTED WORKS 2016 ‘Red Copse’ RI Open, Mall Galleries ‘Forgotten Corner’ Bath Society of Art SOLO EXHIBITIONS SINCE 2010 2016 ‘Development’, Round Tower, Black Swan Arts Centre, Frome 2015 ‘Hidden Water’, Hobart, Tasmania 2014 ‘Jewel’ and ‘Perceptions’, Hobart, Tasmania 2013 ‘Embrace’, Black Swan Arts Centre, Frome 2012 ‘Pierson’s Point Red’, Hobart, Tasmania GROUP EXHIBITIONS SINCE 2010 2017 ‘Capture the Castle’, Southampton City Art Gallery May – Sept 2016 ‘Colour in the Landscape’, First View Gallery, Stourhead ‘Hereford Art Trail’, Presteign ‘Summer Exhibition’, Betty Hulme Gallery, Melbourne 2016/15/13 ‘Open Studios’, Frome 2016/15 ‘Summer Show’ First View Gallery, Stourhead 2016/15 ‘Frome Art Fair’ 2015 ‘Wylye Valley Art Trail’; ‘Memories in Colour & Shape’, First View Gallery ‘Momentum’ Somerset Art Weeks, First View Gallery ‘Landscapes’, Beth Hulme Gallery, Melbourne 2014 ‘Summer Exhibition’, First View Gallery, Stourhead 2011 ‘Four and Twenty Artists’, Frome ‘Blank Canvas’, Hobart, Tasmania www.katecochrane.org [email protected] Frome, Somerset 07966300293 Frome, Somerset