Kate Giles is a contemporary artist whose work for many years has focused on a keen and intimate vision of the landscape of her native East Anglia. She now lives and works in Norfolk. Painting in oils, Kate's work is an explosion of bold, expressionist like brush strokes of local landscapes. Kate feeds on the trees, fields, angles, light and shadows which move restlessly though the changing seasons.
For the last couple of years her focus has been on field corners, stray paths and dividing roads which send signals to be obeyed or ignored. In particular there is an old and neglected orchard not far from Kings Lynn which has attracted Kate's special attention.
Kate read English at Oxford and then trained at Camberwell and Falmouth Schools of Art.
She has exhibited consistently since the 1990's in London and in East Anglia, and internationally. Notable solo and group exhibitions include a solo show as the Festival Artist at the 63rd Aldeburgh Festival of Arts and Music in 2010, the Royal Academy Summer Show 2011, and the Salisbury Museum’s ‘Constable in Context’ show 2016 – 2017 where her work was hung alongside that of John Constable, JMW Turner, Dennis Creffield, and Leon Kossoff, as part of the Tate’s Aspire Programme. Kate had a solo exhibition at The Maltings Gallery in Snape, Suffolk earlier in 2020.
Kate has undertaken a number of commissions and residencies including time spent working on location at The National Theatre, The Whitechapel Bell Foundry, Slaughden Boatyard, Aldeburgh and Kazan Cathedral, St Petersburgh.
Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections both internationally and in the UK, including the Britten Pears Foundation, Aviva and Banco Sabadell.
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