Portraits by Kate Marr
I make beautifully hand crafted drawn or painted portraits of people and pets. I use top quality materials and keep my prices affordable.
I work from photos and sittings. Please contact me with your portrait idea, to arrange a portfolio viewing or photo session, and for more information.
Kate began her art practice by working with contemporary dancers using a mix of video and painting. She led and ran a project in Exeter called “Connect Arts” where artists and dancers combined their skills teaching classes and collaborating on various independent projects. She then focused her practice solely on 2D work which included life drawing and painting dancers.
Later, while living in London Kate moved into portraiture. She now lives in Bournemouth and take commissions from around the country and travels frequently to London. She creates drawings and paintings of people and pets from photographs, sittings, or both using charcoal, pencil, gouache and oil.
Clients find their portraits touching and say that Kate’s work always brings out the essence and character of their loved ones. To commission a portrait please contact Kate with your portrait idea.
- Group Show, Otantic, Green Lanes, North London August 2016 (ongoing)
- Portraits Group Exhibition, The 504 Gallery, East London. June 2016
- Jazz and Dance by Ali White and Kate Marr, The Coach House Gallery, Wakefield. August - October 2008
- Group Show, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth. June 2008
- Group Show, The Wall Gallery, Wakefield. April - September 2008
- Group Show, The Coach House Gallery, Wakefield. February - April 2008
- Group Show, Hearts Capital, Royal William Yard, Plymouth. June 2005 2007
- Group Show, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Epsom. June 2005
- Group Show, TCCE, Surrey June 2004
“I asked Kate to do a portrait of my girlfriends cat for Christmas and the final drawling was absolutely superb. The drawing was done in the exact style I requested and I was kept fully updated on the progress of it. I would absolutely recommend Kate! ”
- Will Emerson
“My Gran loved the portrait, thank you so much. We would rate you and your service 5 stars. You really helped us out at such a busy time of year. The portrait was lovely and was such a great likeness. It was sent and received very quickly from me approving the final picture sent. It was well packaged to keep it safe. You kept constant contact throughout so we were kept up to date. Thank you so much for such an amazing service.”
“Kate provided a professional, friendly and efficient service from start to finish. Guiding us through the process and helping us to make a decision for which medium and size painting to choose. Kate did a lovely photo shoot with our children and then we chose a photo for her to work from to create our beautiful portrait. We now have a heart warming, delightful painting that captures our precious children so well and we can treasure this piece of art forever. Thank you!”
- Samantha Matthews
“Kate is an exceptional artist who captures both the body and soul of her subject. Her work is technically excellent and a wonderful representation of life. Not only is she a great talent but she is also a joy to commission and work with.”
- Anthony Allison