Born in upstate New York and raised in northern England, Kate Paul has had a varied art career involving photography, graphics and as a scenic painter for theatre and film before establishing her own commissioned painting business.
As a scenic painter, coming up through the guild system, life took her to Los Angeles where she met her “mister” at a scenery shop. Together they relocated to Seattle, WA where Kate started her own commission painting business in 1992. She and her “mister” relocated to his home state of Michigan in 1995.
As a commissioned mural painter you can find her work in many private residences and public venues, such as: Gest Omelets in West Bloomfield, Gilda’s Club in Royal Oak and the Royal Oak Public Library. She also works with projects for Suite Dreams, an organization that creates pleasing environments for children in need.
In addition to her mural work Kate has been working on her own fine art in painting, printmaking, encaustic and sculpture.
Her artwork can be seen in gallery shows including, The Scarab Club, Detroit Artist Market (Detroit, MI), Northville Art House (Northville, MI), Crooked Tree Arts Centre (Petosky, MI) and the Dennos Museum (Traverse City, MI), Kunsthandel Breunesse (Netherlands), Converge Gallery (Williamsport, PA) and on the syndicated PBS programme, “Detroit Performs”.
This collection of paintings, etchings and sculpture are in response to a series of work involving the “celestial”. It makes Kate think of great distances (infinities) and the idea of trying to understand such great expanses, such as the light from distant stars and our role in the greater cosmos. The wonder and confusion and the impossibility of understanding it all is her primary inspiration for making artwork. How can we understand infinity from our finite selves? There is a wealth of ideas that fuel her making as “some infinities”!