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Kate Giles - painter

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Kate grew up in Norwich and, having read English at Oxford, studied at the Camberwell and Falmouth schools of Art [1986-90]. She has exhibited widely, particularly in London and across East Anglia, and has now returned to Norfolk to work and live.

Intensive drawing from life is the groundwork underpinning all of Kate's practice. Back in the studio, painting is to digest, remake, discover and unearth; she often works in series and in one place over a sustained period. She is keenly aware of the inheritance of the Anglo-Dutch landscape tradition and in particular Constable's deep engagement and familiarity with embodied life: an alertness to what is 'known by heart'.

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