Artist Biography - Kate Osborne
Kate Osborne 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.
She 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.
She returned home in 1984, where she began illustrating for books,magazines and advertising, as well as continuing with textile design.
Since having a family, she has returned to her 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
Clients have included Sainsbury's, London Transport and Mitchell Beazley. She has been exhibiting in her open house during Brighton's Arts Festival; with Nick Bowlby at the 20/21 art fair and the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea and Hampstead, the Spa Galleries in Tunbridge Wells the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Society of Wildlife Artists at the Mall Galleries London.
She has recently joined Yellowhouseartlicensing, who specialise in licensing for fine-art publishing, greeting cards, gift-wrap, stationery, retail packaging, apparel, homeware, wallpaper and more.