Kate Thompson began her career working as a print designer in the apparel industry in Los Angeles after receiving a degree in fiber arts from California State University. For decades in her off-hours, she pursued her fine art vision by creating mixed media sculptural pieces.
After thirty years in Los Angeles, Kate relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina and shifted her focus to fine art on a full-time basis. Her passion became painting expressive figurative portraits. Kate’s penchant for working in unusual substrates such as vintage linens, ledger papers from the turn of the century, and plaster add to the haunting visual quality of her work.
“My art parallels my spiritual journey and I identify with the flawed, cracked and fractured human yearning for peace and fulfillment,” said Kate. “The older I get the stronger the pull to explore and express this theme in my work.”
This sentiment is reflected in her brand, “Fractured Angelics”
Kate teaches nationally and internationally. In 2020, she will co-host a teaching session at Jeanne Oliver’s Living Studio workshop, Danube River Cruise and will teach in Morroco in the Fall. She is represented by Lagerquist Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia where she will soon be featured in a two-person exhibit.