Kate Nielsen is a Sydney based award winning Australian artist who works with oil paints on canvas. She is currently painting interiors and landscapes that are indicative of the Australian physicality and culture. Exploring what ‘place’ means through landscape and interior painting is her passion’ I enjoy exploring the essence of the land and the connection its inhabitants, past, present and future have to it’.
Kate is inspired by the natural Australian landscape. She finds it offers much for her to express in her work and combined with the painting of interiors makes for strong possibilities of conveying narrative. Her work researches and explores places that hold memory – recording intimate stories of peoples lives and personal spaces. Throughout her professional life, Kate has been dedicated to artistic exploration and education of all kinds and to the development of creative communities. Through connecting with people and place, she has learnt more about her own art practice; painting the sounds, rhythms and vibrations of life – something she is passionate about.
Kate holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Painting from the National Art School. She has had group and solo exhibitions across Australia and America and has been selected three times as a finalist for the Mosman Art Prize, and finalist in the Hawkesbury and Hornsby art prizes including the ‘Emerging Artist’ award in the Hornsby Art Prize 2019.