Kate was born in Wimbledon, England in 1976. Most of her childhood years were spent in New England, though her formative years of adolescence found her overseas again in the heart of London, England and traveling throughout Europe and Israel. Each summer of her life has brought her to a rural New England lake.
Kate studied art from a young age with her grandmother, a painter, printmaker and sculpture; and later at Silvermine Arts Center in New Cannan CT. As an adult, Kate studied at The California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland CA, and The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Through life experiences Kate studied herself, humanity and place on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana and the backwoods of Idaho, protecting the native forests and wild places throughout the US. She studied the Art and Science of Herbalism and owned and ran Simple Traditions Herbal Apothecary in Montpelier VT. Since 1993 Kate has been a student of chronic illness. While health is generally a taboo subject matter in our culture, Kate’s journey and that of her children’s with chronic tick- borne diseases, has greatly influenced the paths and course of her life and work. As a mother, raising the future, her children are her focus and her greatest accomplishment. Parenting is her spiritual practice.
Kate believes in the humanizing force of art and design and seeks to make that connection with each work. Her presence is as a guardian for the subtle, the gentle, and the precious. Art allows Kate to protect moments and qualities and to celebrate the space and breath where goodness is found. She currently lives and works in Montpelier VT.
You can see more of Kate’s work at www.kateburnim.com