Kate Birch's Profile
Kate Birch studied painting and drawing at the University of Utah and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 2005. The pattern and texture in her mixed-media floral paintings are inspired by her love of textiles. These paintings focus on the decorative influence of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement, as well as patterns from the Orient, Morocco and Mexico. Kate is constantly studying pattern and design found in fabric, rugs, tiles and papers as well as more organic floral forms found directly in nature. The creation of her paintings is focused primarily on process, layering stencil and charcoal drawings throughout each piece. Kate lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and their three children. She exhibits her work in galleries across the U.S.
- Joined July 17, 2007