Australian Art


Rhapsody in Red
Rhapsody in Red

AKA: Kate Smith

Born: 1947 England
  • Contemporary
  • Figurative
  • Landscape
  • Mixed Media
  • Painter
  • Print Maker
  • Established
Forever In Blue Jeans
Forever In Blue Jeans

Born Manchester, England 1947. Educated Cambridge New Zealand.

Kate Smith resides in Australia. Her career spans some 33 years. A self taught artist with a spontaneous vision and a fine interpreter of colour, she commenced a full time career in 1973 beginning with pastel and watercolour mediums.

Kate is a multi award-winning artist, with many art awards to her credit. Her classic yet highly contemporary figurative images have been instrumental in making her a most sort after artist with many of her works finding their way into Australian regional State galleries, private and corporate collections both here and overseas.

Her art is arresting in its simplicity, but offers an insight into femininity and womanhood. The main ingredients are a quick wit and whimsy combined with velvety colour. Although pastel is her favourite medium Kate has worked in oils, watercolour and acrylics creating a diversity of visual art.

Full Bodied
Full Bodied

1989 “Alice & Beyond”, Exhibition & Book Launch, Gallerie Baquette - Brisbane, QLD
2000 Without Pier Gallery - Melbourne, VIC
2001 Without Pier Gallery
2002 Jenny Pilhan Fine Art
2003 Jenny Pihan Fine Art
2004 Withouit Pier Gallery
2004 Tiffany Jones Fine Art
2004 Jenny Pilhan Fine Art
2004 Pivotal Galleries
2005 Pivatol Galleries
2005 Jenny Pihan Fine Art
2006 Tiffany Jones Fine Art

Toowoomba City Art Gallery
City of Ipswich Regional Gallery
City of Stanthorpe Regional Gallery
Brisbane City Council Gallery

Readers Digest cover work 1989
Readers Digest cover work 1990
Outrider Vol. 1 Feature cover work article Kate Smith 1998
Outrider Vol. 2 Article Poem Kate Smith
Alice and Beyond Book Boolarang publication Kate Smith 1989
Art in Australia Winter Issue 1989
Victorian Homes Article Kate Smith
Art and Australia Summer Edition 2001
Antique and Art 2001
Antique and Art 2002
Art and Australia 2002
Art Collector 2002
Life Styles 2002
Good Life magazine 2003

NZ Embassy, Bahrain
Qantas Australia
Auckland Public Library
Moreton Shire Council, QLD
Hall and Chadwick, QLD
Lend Lease Australia
BHP Australia
RM Williams
Stockman’s Hall of Fame , longreach, QLD
Robin Gibson Architects , QLD
Power brewing Power Group, QLD
Media Five Architects, QLD
Arthur Anderson Australia
Allied Coalfields, QLD
Caloundra Shire Council, QLD
Marina Mirage Queensland Gold Coast
Miles Fletcher and Cross, QLD
Golder and Associates, QLD
State Government Insurance, QLD
Wesley Hospital , QLD
Jones Land Wooton
Marist College Brisbane
John Paul College Brisbane
Burke Hall , Melbourne
Grand Mariner Resort, Gold Coast
Calralburn Valley Resort, QLD
Australia Wide Property Trust
Beenleigh City Council, QLD
Brisbane City Council, QLD
Sunshine Newspapers, QLD
Noosa City Council
Utah Mining USA
Ponsolanic USA

SGIO State Government Art Award
Moreton Shire Art Award
Caloundra Art Award
Nerang Festival Award
Keith Stone Memorial Award
Aberdare Art Prize
Noosa Art Award
City of Toowoomba Art Award
Royal Queensland Art Society Award, Rockhampton
Beenleigh City Art Award
St Kevin’s Art Award 1984, 1986, 1989,2002
Burke Hall Art Award 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989
Bright Art Award, VIC


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