Birmingham born and based artist, Kate Penelope Knowles:
I am a sociable person, comfortable working alone or collaboratively. In both situations I am motivated and hardworking. My organisational skills are good, this being a necessary quality gained from running my own business and raising my four children.
2009-2013: Birmingham City University, BA (Hons) Fine Art ( 2:1)
2007-2008: Sutton Coldfield College, Art Foundation Diploma (Distinction) Awarded Student of the Year.
1978-1980: Camberwell School of Art, BA (Hons) Illustration (not completed- left to have a child)
Exhibitions - click to see exhibitions
1995-2007: Self-employed - commissions for hand painted portraits and greetings cards. Also sales of grettings cards at craft shows and fairs.
2000-2005: Ravenswood Designes - my own business desinging Cross-stitch and Tapesty kits, which I packaged and sold on-line through my web-site, through advertisements in magazines and by exhibiting at craft show at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.
March 1998: 'Crafts Diary' commission to design magazine front cover.
1998: The National Health Service - commission to design an informative, illustrated brochure and accompanying poster explaining the advantages of Water Births, for use by the Maternity department at Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield.
1995: The Screen Commission magazine- designed an advertisement for the magazine.
The creation of artworks, exhibiting, curating, and visiting galleries are very much top of my list of things I love to do. Travel, biological sciences, photography, music, film, literature, exploring the world on foot and being under the sea.