Location: Cumbria
Art Medium: Oils, watercolours
Style: Expressive
Work Representation: Exploration of senses and the love of chiaroscuro, pattern and texture
Influences: Hughie O’Donahue, Ken Currie, Turner


  • BA Fine Art -Sculpture, Post-Grad-Theatre Design

Kate is an award-winning professional painter based in the English Lake District in the Lyth valley. She is an elected member of the Society of Women Artists and the Lakes Artists Society.  Her work is held in both private and public collections throughout the UK and internationally.



  • 2018- Private View People’s Choice Award-Upfront Open Competition, Penrith

  • 2017-The John Entwistle People’s Choice Award-Lakes Artist Summer Exhibition

  • 2017- Winner-Lancashire Life's Landscape Artist of the Year

  • 2017-Prize Winner ‘2nd’ The Cumbrian Open Exhibition, Upfront Gallery, Penrith

  • 2016-‘HRH Princess Michael of Kent Watercolour Award’-Mall Galleries, London

  • 2014- Awarded associate membership to the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

  • 2014- Awarded Full membership to The Society of Women Artists, London

  • 2013-Prize-winner at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists ‘Annual Prize Exhibition’

  • 2013- Awarded associate membership The Society of Women Artists, London

  • 2012-Awarded membership to the Lakes Artist’s Society

  • 2012-Awarded membership to the Birmingham Watercolour Society

  • 2012- ‘The Peter Tyson Award’ -The Lakes Artists Society

  • 2010- ‘The Rheged Prize’ -The Lakes Artist’s Society

  • 2008-‘The Winsor and Newton Choice Award’- The Society of Women Artists

  • 2005- Portrait Award- Granada TV. North-East Finalist-for programme “A Brush with Fame”

Work represented by us:
Paintings: Kate Bentley

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