British artist Kate Brinkworth graduated with a First in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent in 2000 & has worked as an artist since then. She has exhibited internationally alongside major collaborations with leading brands including Coca-Cola and Supreme.
Her work includes subtle drawings, black and white paintings – and photorealist paintings using iconic items as still lives. These stem from her curiosity in films, particularly those in the style of Hitchcock. She is inspired by effects created through experimentation with focus, camera angles & lighting. Using the language of film, advertising & photography to create her work.
From the judge
"Prizes give artists a great way to gain recognition & exhibit their work, whether they be a student, amateur or pro. Being able to show work & come together as a group is also special, particularly after the last couple of years.
The theme of escapism resonates so strongly, from volunteering with primary school age, a hospice & lecturing at universities the scope of the artistic practice to be able to inspire, excite, heal & promote discussion is unbounded, whatever form it presents itself. So to be asked to judge this competition feels very special."