Kate remembers the day she chose stripes as her style of choice. Her particular style of painting started back in the early 1980s. Initially, Kate would create abstract drawings with stripes but then she had an epiphany: she wanted to combine the design of stripes with a recognizable subject – hence giving something ordinary a unique presence.
She paints dogs in stripes because it makes us look at dogs not just as animals we own but as part of our culture. Painting them in stripes echoes how integrated they have become.
Kate is from Chicago, Illinois and now makes her home in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Here are a few examples of her work.