Kate was brought up on the north-east coast of Scotland enjoying rock pools, building forest dens and getting stuck in trees. City life began in Aberdeen attending Gray's School of Art where she specialised in printmaking. After graduating she spent a year exploring Canada and then settled in Edinburgh where she continues to live and work.
An early love of the narrative in Medieval paintings developed into a passion for telling stories in her work. Sources of inspiration have been found in myths,legends, folktales, ballads, poems, the works of Shakespeare, 1001 Nights - all shown with intense colour, texture and detail.
Kate works in a variety of media and exhibits regularly in group and solo shows. Previous projects include an appliqued backdrop curtain, collaboration with a stained glass workshop in Italy and most recently in 2012, illlustrations for "An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales", written by Theresa Breslin and published by Floris Books. The Treasury has been longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award 2013.