Horses are a favorite subject both because I love the way they look and because they can physically express emotion and mood far more effectively than humans. Where we are often hindered by our attempts to communicate with words, horses express themselves through a full range of facial expressions. They also use their moveable ears, bodies and all four legs to show a mood, intention or concept.
Kate’s equine paintings fall in two main categories: “horse paintings” that capture horses’ pure joy of movement or the way light falls across skin in dappled sunlight or a hip in the light of early dawn; and “human paintings” expressing social issues or coping with everyday life. The latter category becomes collaboration with the viewer. “I paint my experiences, and the viewer adds the depth of their own life experiences to their interpretations, it becomes a partnership.”