HAMILTON, Katherine [Kate]

1954 - ?

As Katherine Jane H. Gault, she was born at Midhurst, Sussex in 1954, daughter of David H. Gault and his wife Felicity J. née Gribble, who married at Midhurst in 1950, a sister to Annabel Gault [q.v.]. Educated at Dartington Hall School and studied drawing and painting at The Academy, Florence 1971, and the Byam Shaw School 1971-1974, followed by dance, music and choreography at the London School of Contemporary Dance 1974-1977. For many years Kate worked with dance companies in New York, London and Amsterdam and painting in her spare time. In 1984 she moved to Italy to become a full-time painter, moving to the Pyrenees and finally Mallorca and her work reflects the colourful environment where she has lived. Kate married and divorced twice and from 1992 her home was at Hill House, 61 Covert Road, Reydon, near Southwold in Suffolk and she found inspirational imagery along the Suffolk coast and worked on a suitably elongated canvas on a view of Southwold pier. Kate has regularly exhibited at Mandell's Gallery, Norwich and has exhibited at the Royal Academy and in many mixed shows and has had solo exhibitions at Christopher Hull Gallery 1985 and Sue Rankin Gallery in 1991 and, as Kathleen Hamilton, at Chappel Galleries, Essex in 1998 who, in 2004 organised her 'Coastal Journeys' show with an illustrated monograph by David Buckman. www.katehamiltonartist.co.uk