About me

Contact

Please email with any enquiries: katesmithart@gmail.com

Artist Bio

Kate Smith is a contemporary landscape painter who uses traditional and experimental methods to explore the natural world. Kate combines time in nature with a relentless studio practice based in painting and drawing.

Each exhibition, or body of work, revolves around a journey and exploration of a specific place. Past projects have included visiting post-bushfire landscapes, following in the footsteps of early explorers, and trips to the central deserts of Australia. In between these trips the artist can be found exploring her local landscapes around Canberra.

Kate was not always aware that she would become an artist, but her love of the natural world developed from the cradle on. The combination of ecologist parents, growing up in the Blue Mountains, grandparents who lived on a farm, meant a life more outside than in.

“I didn’t notice at the time, but now I see all my favourite activities– sailing, kayaking, camping, bushwalking, road trips – were outdoors. I guess I got to a point where I just had to express that love of the Australian landscape somehow, and it came out in painting and drawing.”

After completing art school, Kate began exhibiting in 2013 and has been busy ever since. She is proud to have been selected as a finalist in the Outback Art Award, Agendo Prize and Port Jackson Press Graduate Award. She has held eight solo exhibitions.