Kate Henderson


About Kate

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About Kate
Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in1993 I have established a diverse body of work in glass and painting. I have portfolio of commissioned stained glass, ranging from panels and windows for public and private buildings across Scotland.

My paintings and mixed media glass pieces have been exhibited in juried selected shows in Britain, and recently my work has been selected for the British Glass Biennale.

In 2008 I was elected an Associate Master Glass Painter of the British Society of Master Glass Painters. In the same year I was elected as a Professional Member of the society of Scottish Artists.

I live and work in East Lothian with my husband and children.

My portfolio includes commissioned stained glass windows and panels for secular and ecclesiastical buildings including
• Dunbeath Heritage centre
• St Andrews University
• Dalbeattie church in Dumfries and Galloway

Typically this work uses the traditional technique of leaded stained glass incorporating a mixture of painted, etched and sandblasted glass. Each piece is created for the individual situation with a number of consultations with clients before, and during the design stage.
I also create panels, windows and screens for domestic interiors.

If you would like to discuss an installation please send me a request via the contact page.

I find historical architecture and archaeology fascinating and a source of inspiration for many of my paintings. A vivid mix of colours, textures, shapes, moods and lines are reflected in mixed media materials including inks, graphite and acrylic.

My paintings have been selected for show in exhibitions organised by national bodies including the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Society of Scottish Artists and recently the Royal Watercolour Society in London. In 2004 I won the Cuthbert New young artist award at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. I also take part in many Gallery group shows and am a regular exhibitor with the Aberfeldy gallery in Aberfeldy Perthshire and the Jerdan gallery in Crail, Fife.

I have recently begun to overlap and combine materials used for my glass and painting work. The resulting colours are more muted. This new work reflects the emotional extremes of becoming a mother and losing my father after a long deteriorating illness. The circle is a symbol which is often present in these works representing the continuous cycle of life. I enjoy fragmenting the shape and reorganising individual sections to represent and reflect the delicate journey of life.

This type of work has been selected for exhibition in two successive British Glass Biennales and a major juried glass show held at the Contemporary Applied Arts in London in 2010 called Remarkable glass.

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