The Artist’s Spotlight @wallartbyemily by Emily Duchscherer Kirk & Kate C. Norton.

The Artist’s Spotlight @wallartbyemily; The Artworks of Kate C Norton.

Good Afternoon everyone, So a promised I have my artist’s spotlight this week.

I hope you’re all having a relaxing weekend,

We are exploring the artworks of Kate C Norton of Langport, Somerset.

I hope you all enjoy.


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Evening Reeds

Here is Kate’s Story

My artistic career started with studying a Foundation course at Plymouth College of Art and Design.

Then I went on to study BSc Textile Design, and MSc Textile Technology for Textile Designers at The University of Huddersfield in the 90’s.

I never made it into an artistic role after University.

So instead I made my living as a bookkeeper (and still do part-time)!

After moving to Somerset, having children and working part-time,

I experienced a bout of depression.

This experience made me stop, look around,

and see the beauty in the landscape that surrounded me,

My creative side was re-ignited!

Kate’s Inspiration

Somerset and the Somerset Levels provide such an unlimited supply of inspiration.

Through the changing light, seasons, variety of landscape and the abundance of wildlife.

I really am very lucky to live in such an inspiring place!


Kate’s Art

In my mixed media pieces I combine a yarn wrapping technique (traditionally used by weavers.)

Wet felting, hand stitching, lino printing and fabrics to create unusual landscapes.

They are often mistaken for watercolour paintings from a distance,

due to the subtleness of colours in the yarn wrapped backgrounds.

I have a constant interest to learn new processes and incorporate different techniques into my work.

So my work is always evolving.


Kate’s Exhibition

I have a joint exhibition coming up.

A Sense of Place at Ilminster Arts Centre from 22nd January to 10th February.

This exhibition brings together a group of artists who take their primary inspiration from landscapes,

both rural and urban,

in various disciplines such as watercolours, textiles, oils, sculpture and photography.


Kate’s Other Events

I also currently have some original framed work in the gallery space at Gary Pyner Frames at The Emporium, in Yeovil.

I am hoping to take part in Somerset Art Weeks again this year,

so look out for me in the brochure in September!

You will also find me throughout the year at Langport Artisan Market on the last Friday of the Month.

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Murmurations over Ham Wall 

Check out Kate’s Art online.

Facebook @katecnortonart
Twitter @katecnorton
Instagram @katenorton


Thanks for reading guys,

Hope you loved this one.

I’ll be posting all about abstract artists Jorge Santos next week.