Born in Dalton, Georgia, in 1971, Kate spent half of her childhood in the South and the other half on the coast of Massachusetts. She was raised by musical instruments and trees.
Kate attended Savannah College of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has worked as an illustrator, muralist, painter, and graphic designer. She has produced murals in private homes on Cape Cod and in Ithaca, New York, and she has work hanging in private collections throughout the northeastern and southeastern United States.
She has gleaned inspiration from classical music and many other musics, airports, the ocean, graffiti, alchemy, live oaks, wind, material histories, tin roofs (any roof), pixels, nursing homes, Tallahassee late afternoon light, Jacques Tati, ruins (urban and rural), the Cape at dusk, church organs, her own bout with breast cancer, and her family and friends.
Kate is currently working on pen and ink compositions for a narrative entitled The Longest Night, while continuing to make graphite drawings of her favorite trees. She resides in Ithaca, New York, and Southport, North Carolina.