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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 product and the process. She now shares her love of acrylic painting by conducting classes at the Hall’s Creek Festival of Creativity, the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, Tillsonburg Station Arts and various venues in the area. She is also a part-time teacher of art and drama at Woodstock Trinity private school.
The nature of acrylics allows for a spontaneity which is characteristic of Kate’s style. Through the use of various acrylic mediums, exciting colour combinations and unique application techniques, Kate is able to create distinctive representations of both landscape and still life subject matter. Kate’s pieces are recognizable for their texture and exuberant use of colour. With close ties to rural Oxford, Kate finds motivation for painting on the back roads of southern Ontario with her camera as her constant companion. Kate participates annually in the Oxford Studio Tour in May and is an active board member of Oxford Creative Connections. She invites you to contact her for a viewing of current works at her home based studio.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Western University London
Self-taught and workshops by 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
Private collections: Toronto, Boston, Waterloo, St. Catharines, London (England) Burlington, Kingston, Simcoe, London, Ottawa, Montreal
Kate also contributes pieces for fund-raising purposes such as The Snowflake Ball in Ottawa which supports the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Handbags for Hospice
You can follow Kate on Facebook: Kate Innes Contemporary Acrylics and Instagram: kinnesart