Kate Findlay Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Kate is a professional artist working mainly in textiles. Her work references local landscape and wildlife in applique techniques. She also does commissions and corporate work, particularly making large art quilts and digital artwork incorporating fibre optic lighting.

Kate uses hand dyed fabrics, or hand painted and printed fabrics in her work. She "paints with fabric" to create modern stylised pieces with strong use of colour and composition. Work is machine stitched and hand embellished before being stretched over a board and professionally framed. Other work includes large scale art quilts often on a scientific theme (the Large Hadron Collider being one body of work) and also wall art that incorporates fibre optic lighting which changes colour, creating wonderful mood pieces suitable for a lower level lighting environment such as the home or hospices, spas and hotel rooms.

Artwork

The White Horse

Medium: Textiles

A textile painting of the White Horse of Uffington using hand dyed fabrics.

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Fox in Foxgloves

Medium: Textiles

Textiles, mounted, framed and glazed

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Cadence commission

Medium: Digital designs printed on vinyl

This was a large scale commission for a software company. The work was based on the history and future of the silicon chip and was produced digitally. The designs were printed onto vinyl for installation.

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The Alice Adventure

Medium: Textiles - Art Quilt

This was part of a large body of work inspired by the Large Hadron Collider. Exhibited widely in the UK.

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FLOW

Medium: MDF, paint and fibre optic cable, arduino controlled

This piece came out of a collaborative day to encourage the production of artwork using data. This was the winning proposal. The data is the flow of the river Thames over a five year period, which drives the frequency of the lighting across the piece of work.

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CollageDigitalInternetPaintingSocially Engaged PracticeTextile
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