Kate Montgomery graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1992. She produces small scale detailed paintings in casein (a traditional milk based paint similar to egg tempera). The construction of pictorial space and concern for colour and pattern demonstrating her long relationship with Moghul miniature painting and medieval cloisonne and illumination.
Kate lives on the south coast: sources for her paintings are found through walking in the Sussex countryside, running by the sea, and the interiors and gardens of Georgian and Victorian houses and museums in Brighton and Hove.
Her paintings often suggest interior spaces associated with female responsibility, creativity and desire – silent houses with children outside, workrooms,……. a costume gallery. Real time and space are avoided, permitting personal histories and storytelling narratives to be read.
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