Artwork for sale and exhibition and commissions

Kate Corder can be commissioned as a mystical garden painter. Painting in water colour on either linen, canvas or paper or drawing in charcoal, pen, oil pastel, crayon, Kate can produce artworks of your garden, which will be based on plant forms, garden construction, colour, time of year / day, light and sense of place. The paintings or drawings will not be photographic representations of your garden, but photography can be used as reference material in the artwork process. Prices will include artist time, living wage, any travel expenses and materials.

If you are a curator interested in exhibiting Kate Corder’s artwork contact her directly. If you are interested in purchasing any of Kate Corder’s limited edition prints, (lithographs, etchings, woodcuts and linocuts), some are available through Thomas Spencer Fine Art (please contact their gallery). Other prints, drawings, paintings or photographs are available to purchase directly from Kate Corder. As an artist Kate Corder wishes to preserve the integrity of her work and copyright © – some images can be seen on Instagram account @kate.corder (request to follow).

The themes and interests of Kate Corder’s artwork have varied over the years. In her formative years, living on Somerset’s Blackdown Hills, landscape and gardens were an early inspiration. Drawing and painting were at that time key elements in her practice. At Winchester Art School Kate explored painting using oil on canvas and paper. Her work sometimes cited art historical painting through contemporary twists. Themes and narratives included mythology, swans, rivers, humans, ecology and sense of site and place in landscapes.

Moving to London after Winchester Kate continued painting and drawing also studied printmaking techniques at Central St Martins. She made numerous prints; etchings, lithographs, linocuts and woodcuts. The prints depicted hints of rave culture and art history, referencing paintings and drawings Kate was making at the time, as a cross pollination of practice. The lithographs originally drawn on stone or metal plates subjects varied, some pertaining to ‘mythology’ (human figures) and others ‘play’ (female with companion toy animals, rabbits, cats or dogs). Other lithographs nod to Picasso or Paual Rego and the images are perhaps more brutal, referring to the AIDS crisis or animal / human cruelty. Some of the images are set in landscapes, other are interiors and some show New York city (with the Twin Towers). Kate’s linocut subjects mostly continue themes of companion animals. Some of her prints are black and white and others are colour. Kate’s woodcut are mostly black and white with subject matter ranging from gloved hands, boots, shoes, handbags and flowers (lilies, roses, cornflowers and tulips). The woodcuts have a minimalist quality. Etchings made by Kate Corder are more rare with subject matter also concerned with companion animals, playful rabbits, dogs and gardens.

Kate Corder’s artwork archive contains sketchbooks, large drawings on paper, oil paintings on canvas or paper, large watercolour paintings on un-stretched canvas/linen and installation material and photographic documentation of sculptural work.