Welcome to my website. I’m Kate Wilson and I’m an illustrator. I trained at Ipswich Art School (which is no more, but there’s a nice art gallery in the old buildings) and at Dartington College of Arts (which is also not there any more – it moved to Falmouth – and the less said about that the better). I have a South West Society of Botanical Artists (SWSBA) Diploma, also gained at Dartington (Foxhole this time). Once again, the physical place does not exist any more (Dartington Hall Trust does have plans for the site now). A few years ago I did a Totnes Art Society workshop on Chinese Brush Painting held at the Totnes Boating Association clubhouse. I might be worried if I was them…
I’ve finished the Veitch Lamp Post trail in Exeter – a series of 17 period cast iron lamp posts on 16 of which I’ve painted botanical illustrations of plants the Veitch family brought back to the UK . The lamp posts have been painted and a sample of the finished articles can be seen here and on the blog posts on this website and also on the Veitch lamp post website which includes a map of the Lamp Post Trail.
Paignton Zoo’s 2016 Great Big Rhino project ended well and all the rhinos were auctioned and raised lots of money for rhinos. The rhino I painted is called Blossom and she sold for over £3,000. There are photos of the painting progress here.
Moor otters were last summer’s success story. There were otters all over the place! Lots of money was raised at the auction and the profile of otters was raised too – see more of my otter, “Bud” here.
You may find you could use a year planner as well. 2018 year planners are available now, but only A3 size this year. 2019 should be ready by the summer this year.
Thanks for looking!