Kate Westbrook might be better known as a singer and lyricist with her husband Mike Westbrook and their band.
But her paintings have been happening a long time and this is a celebration of her art wih a brush and her obsession with mythology.
Diana and Actæon
Following in the tradition of Classical Fine Art and inspired by Gainsborough’s watercolour study, Kate explores the myth of Diana and Actæon. Written by the poet Ovid in his Metamorphoses, the myth describes the fatal encounter between the hunter Actæon and the Goddess Diana. Enraged that a mortal has seen her
bathing naked, Diana splashes water upon Actæon, he transforms into a deer and then is killed by his own dogs. Westbrook’s Diana and Actæon are placed in the landscape of Dartmoor, an enthralling and inexhaustible subject she has been enjoying for decades.
Westbrook lives in Devon. She trained at Bath Academy of
Art and Reading University. After graduating, she lived for a number of years in the USA and had her first solo show at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in California. Since returning to the UK she has exhibited regularly and gained a reputation
internationally both as a painter and jazz musician. Many Musicians paint as well as play… And on the opening night there will also be live music!