Hello! I’m Kate and I’m an artist and illustrator based in Sydney, Australia. I work from my little studio at home.
My work is predominantly inspired by botanicals. My acrylic paintings and pattern designs are abstract botanicals in mainly pastel and neutral tones.
My passion for art and design started when I was very little. In fact, you could say I was obsessed with drawing at a very young age. I hoped that one day I would become a Children’s Book Illustrator...and went on to study Art at High School and then at University as part of my History of Art Degree.
After many years working in Advertising Sales and after having my three gorgeous children, I re-trained in Graphic Design in 2014 at CATC Design School, Sydney. It was during this time that I re-discovered how much I loved creating my own illustrations and designs.
My illustrations are highly detailed and inspired by nature - I particularly love drawing botanicals, birds and animals. My favourite mediums are pen and ink as well as graphite pencil; I also work with watercolours and digital rendering.
I grew up in the Kent countryside in England, so my biggest inspiration comes from nature; flora and fauna. I’m also inspired by folk art, old picture books, antique and op (thrift) shop finds, as well as my children.
My shop is where I promote my illustration work. My monochrome original pen and ink botanical illustrations have been made into beautiful greeting cards and giclee prints. These are all printed locally in Sydney and packaged by hand by me.
You can also read about me more from the China Clay blog.
For custom artworks or collaborations, please contact me via my Contact page.
Thanks for stopping by - I hope you enjoy my work! Kate x