Member Category: Artists
Kate Innes was born and raised in Woodstock and spent her early career years in London working in newspaper and magazine advertising and later independently as an advertising consultant.
After raising her three sons she experimented with water colour painting and then discovered the joys of working with acrylics. Over the next several years, Kate attended courses throughout Ontario and New York State in an effort to learn everything she could about the painting process. She now shares her love of acrylic painting by conducting classes at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, Tillsonburg Station Arts and various venues in the area.
Kate is continually experimenting with various painting techniques from “commando” style painting which quickly layers bold swaths of colour, to “confetti” style painting which relies on multiple layers of pixelated colours. Dynamic colour combinations are the dominant theme in all of her pieces. Kate participates annually in the Oxford Studio Tour in May and is an active board member of Oxford Creative Connections. Her paintings can be found in public and private collections throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.
Many of her pieces have been licensed through Star Creations in Chicago and are sold through major retailers such as Home Sense in Canada and Home Goods in the United States.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Western University London
Self-taught and workshops including California artist Robert Burridge and NYC artist Patti Mollica
Her pieces have been displayed in public spaces throughout southern Ontario including Woodstock General Hospital, Restaurant 639, Elmhurst Inn and Spa, Port Dover Lighthouse theatre and Theatre Woodstock.
Juried Show: Woodstock Art Gallery, Glenhyrst Gallery, Brantford
Solo Exhibition: “Sky Moods” Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre
Participant in Oxford Studio Tours (first weekend in May) and Oxford Creates (November)
Galleries: Paula White Diamond “Big Ideas: show
Kate also contributes pieces for fund-raising purposes such as The Snowflake Ball in Ottawa which supports the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, United Way and Handbags for Hospice.
You can follow Kate on Facebook: Kate Innes Contemporary Acrylics and Instagram: kinnesart or you can contact her at email@example.com to arrange an appointment to view her latest pieces.