Kate Klinck
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Swans on the Cam



July Open Studios

painting on silk, stitched textiles, printing
Work on paper and silk using strong line, balanced composition and saturated colour. Inspired by wildlife, birds, plants, travel, still life.
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Born in Suffolk and educated at Cambridge University and Goldsmith's College, University of London, I have spent more than three decades both teaching and practising art. I have exhibited throughout East Anglia and London as well as in Toronto, Canada where I spent a year working in a printmaking studio. I have work in private collections as far apart as Mexico, Pakistan, Venice and Canada.

Initially I trained as a printmaker with a focus on screen printing. I developed my great interest in painting on silk when inspired by an exhibition in Crantock in Cornwall. The embroidery aspect of my work resulted from a trip to the renowned craft centre in Ruthin in North Wales.

I have undertaken many commissioned pieces of work, including silk paintings, screen prints, murals and a public art sculpture at Eden Court in Adam and Eve Street in Cambridge.

Influences include Matisse, O'Keefe, Klee, Braque and Caulfield. I have a strong interest in medieval paintings and tapestries and in Egyptian tomb painting. These influences show in a love of strong line, balanced composition and saturated colour.

Wildlife, and in particular birds and plants are an ongoing inspiration as is the discipline of still life drawing.