Kate Penelope Knowles
Kate Penelope Knowles

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.

My art practice is very broad, allowing me to produce work across many disciplines: painting,  drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video and printmaking.

Education

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

Work

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.

Interests

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.

 


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