Kate Richardson is a self-taught artist, living and working in Penwith, Cornwall. Influenced by her surroundings, Kate’s paintings capture the atmosphere and drama of the Cornish landscape and coastline with wind-slanted hedgerow trees, stormy seascapes and towering clifftops. People often comment that they see emotion in her work, which she takes as a great compliment.
“Painting to me is cathartic, meditative, explorative and exhilarating. I don’t have to be in a particular mood to paint – although sometimes I’m able to procrastinate all day – but my most successful pieces are borne from angst or elation. When I know I have created something good, it is like receiving a treasured gift. I wake up in the morning and look forward to seeing it again. Passing the gift on is equally rewarding, knowing that a small part of me will be admired, criticised or analysed in other people’s homes across the world for far longer than I will be around. ”