About the Artist

Kate Barry

Kate Barry is originally from Christchurch and with a degree in illustration, printing-making and graphic design Kate enjoyed a hefty career in the book publishing industry, focusing on the design and illustration aspects of this field, before returning to full-time painting.

Immersing herself in the visceral stimulus and raw physicality of paint, Kate’s works are an intuitive disassemblage of the confines of our constant digitally stimulated lives. Painting is an almost primitive, spontaneous response to our natural surroundings and sensory internal dialogue. Works explore traces of nostalgia and the innate emotional re engagement with the energy of nature that is all around us. Through paint on canvas she breaks through the periphery into a raw terrain of bold brushwork and vitality of colour.  As we pass by we allow ourselves to be drawn in. 

2018 has been a busy and successful year for Kate, with exhibitions and over 60 paintings sold through The Modern Furniture Store, Brisbane, The Third Quarter Gallery, Brisbane, Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane, Perigian Gallery, Sunshine Coast, Qld and Traffic Jam Galleries, Sydney. Kates paintings also appear in ABC television series Harrow, airing internationally and The End, currently in production.