Creatures, great and small, are the focus of Kate Leiper's immaculate mixed media works in ink and pastel on a variety of papers.
Using mythology, legend, poetry and ballad as her cue, Kate frequently casts the feathered or furry in character role. Sometimes at rest, in sleep or musing, these images convey a peace and certain contentment. Other times alert and bright of eye, ready.
Kate Leiper graduated in Aberdeen (BA Hons - Fine Art) in 1996, since then exhibiting her work in London and throughout Scotland, gaining a loyal and enthusiastic following. The works she creates have a style all of their own, instantly recognisable and highly desirable.
During travels in Canada, in 1997, Kate became involved in theatre set design and painting. The influence of this is evident in the extensive colour palette, design element and 'staging' of her work; rich materials and pattern frequently form the backdrop for the characters observed.
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