Kate Sherman

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Born in 1970, Kate Sherman grew up on the Jurassic coast of Dorset. After graduating in 1993 with a degree in Fine Art, she continued her painting practice, while working at a fine art screen-printing studio. She continued to work in London for over ten years, curating and dealing in modern and contemporary British art, before deciding in 2005 to paint full time.

She now lives and works in Sussex. Her paintings have a delicate impasto surface and brisk brush marks which belie their intricate structure - where compositions of skylines, horizon lines and road lines are sensitively balanced by fence posts, signposts or trees. Her oil paintings originate from photographs she has taken of her surrounding landscape. This photographic source is important because the paintings capture a reflective notion of memory, of the emotional distance between a real landscape and a photograph, between experience and longing. It is a poignant and quiet melancholy reminiscent of Edward Hopper, that is expressed both by the portrayal of sparse unpopulated landscapes containing elemental traces of man, and by her restrained palette which is often suffused in a reserved northern European light of chalky blues and pink-blushed greys.

In 2015 Kate exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Dwelling (Blossom) 1
Dwelling (Blossom) 1
80 x 80 cm
Oil on Panel
Dwelling (Blossom) 2
Dwelling (Blossom) 2
80 x 80 cm
Oil on Panel
Somewhere (Trees)
Somewhere (Trees)
80 x 40 cm
Oil on Panel
After 3
After 3
21 x 21 cm
Oil on Board
After 10
After 10
21 x 21 cm
Oil on Board
Untitled I
Untitled I
29 x 29 cm
Oil on Board
View 7
View 7
23 x 17 cm
Oil on Board
After 6
After 6
21 x 21 cm
Oil on Board
Caravan Park 2
Caravan Park 2
23 x 17 cm
Oil on Board
Motorway Morning
Motorway Morning
23 x 17 cm
Oil on Board
View 9 (SOLD)
View 9 (SOLD)
23 x 17 cm
Oil on Board
View 5
View 5
23 x 17 cm
Oil on Board
After 8
After 8
21 x 21 cm
Oil on Board
Closed
Closed
23 x 17 cm
Oil on Board
Late
Late
23 x 18 cm
Oil on Board
San Isidro 3
San Isidro 3
49 x 29 cm
Oil on Panel
San Gerado 10
San Gerado 10
29 x 29 cm
Oil on Board
San Gerardo 11
San Gerardo 11
29 x 29 cm
Oil on Panel
San Gerardo 6
San Gerardo 6
29 x 29 cm
Oil on Panel
Uvita 1
Uvita 1
20 x 13 cm
Oil on Board
San Isidro 1
San Isidro 1
20 x 13 cm
Oil on Board
Canaan 1
Canaan 1
20 x 14 cm
Oil on Board
San Gerado 5
San Gerado 5
20 x 14 cm
Oil on Board
San Gerardo 12
San Gerardo 12
29 x 29 cm
Oil on Panel
Rivas
Rivas
60 x 29 cm
Oil on Panel
Blossom Blur (SOLD)
Blossom Blur (SOLD)
35 x 35 cm
Oil on Panel