‘[Corbett-Winder] translates the broken light and feminine contours of the Welsh Marches into objective paintings: made things, two-dimensional sculptures really, not illustrations … a successful Corbett-Winder painting is different. It is an indoor re-enactment of the world outdoors, an invention of memory.’                                                                         Grey Gowrie

 

Kate Corbett-Winder was born in 1956. She initially started her career as a journalist writing about fashion, interiors and gardens. Self-taught, Kate’s work is inspired by, and responds to the Montgomeryshire landscape around her home on the Welsh borders. Her work does not set out to be representative, but it is more an expression of the changing rhythm and colour of the landscape.

 

Kate is also a very gifted gardener, and the flowers she has grown also feature in her striking still life paintings. Further inspiration is drawn from the family’s large collection of Modern British paintings, including work by Julian Trevelyan, Ivon Hitchins and Mary Fedden, amongst others. She has also studied with Robin Childs.

 

Kate had her first solo show in London at the Sladmore Gallery in 2009. Since then she has shown at Crane Kalman, and is now represented by Long & Ryle in London. Her work is in the collection of HRH Prince Charles, and The Tresco Estate, amongst others. Kate has exhibited with the gallery since 2012.