Kate trained as a textile designer at St Martin’s School of Art in London. She has since worked collaboratively with a number of fashion designers including Alexander McQueen and Clemente Ribiero, as well as producing her own collection which she has sold globally. Kate now divides her time by sharing her knowledge as a teacher and on her art in her Oxford based studio.
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Inspired by traditional botanical illustrations and collections of herbaria, Kate has printed a collection of contemporary fabrics, depicting the form, colour and details of various plant species. Her intention is to re-awaken our interest in all things botanical, through combining this ancient theme with cutting edge printing techniques.
Kate uses a mixed-media approach to the prints, combining heat-reactive inks with more traditional silk-screen printing methods in an attempt to bring to life some of the simplest plant forms. The halo effect created by the heat-press process gives the botanicals an ethereal quality, aimed to entice the viewer while giving the plant a sense of mystery and importance. The botanicals are overlaid on hand-painted grounds of silk.
“Possessing reflections of international art forms and perhaps inspired by art history, Oxford based artist Kate Turnbull’s textile prints transport the viewer to the Orient with her sweeping strokes, bold yet delicate botanical detailing, elegant compositions and confident palette”. Oxford Mail. February ‘14