BATCHELOR, Katharine [Kate] D A

1961 - ?

Kate Bachelor

Born in the Lothingland district of Suffolk in 1961, to a farming family with roots in the East Anglian fishing industry, daughter of Phillip W. Batchelor and his wife Ann E. née Barnard, who married at Lothingland in 1955. Drawing and painting were a strong part of her early life and she went on to study a Foundation Course at Lowestoft School of Art and then studied wildlife illustration at Dyfed College of Art in South West Wales from where she graduated in 1985. For many years Kate worked as a freelance illustrator creating work for many large organisations and publications. She married in the Waveney district of Suffolk in 1986, Mark J. Churchman [q.v.] but works under the name of Kate Batchelor. For the past years has concentrated on her painting career focusing on her passion for marine and wildlife subjects painting the coastal scenes of East Anglia. Her work is based on boats and in particular the more traditionally built fishing boats and acrylics have provided a pathway to express the beauty of the coast. She has her studio at 4 Mayfield Avenue, Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk and exhibits regulary in East Anglia and at Mandell's Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich. Together with her husband Mark Churchman are the authors of 'Painting with Watercolours' (2005).

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