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    Watercolour paintings by Kate Osborne for Bees In The Woods exhibition
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I studied textile design at Northbrook College in Worthing from 1972 to 
1976 and, following this, worked for two London textile studios as a floral designer. In 1979 I went to live in Los Angeles where I  freelanced, doing production ready artwork for various manufacturers.

I then spent a year in New Mexico, living in a shack in an old coal mining town, painting wildlife and botanical subjects, and selling through a gallery in Santa Fe.
I returned home in 1984, and began doing illustration for books,
magazines and advertising, as well as textile design. Clients have 
included Sainsbury's, London Transport and Quarto Press.

Since then I have returned to painting  and have been exhibiting in our 
open house during Brighton's Arts Festival; with Nick Bowlby at the 20/21 
art fair, the Spa Galleries in Tunbridge Wells the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Society of Wildlife Artists at the Mall Galleries London, as well as selling prints and originals through many galleries around Britain.
I have recently joined Arthouse Licensing, who specialise in licensing for fine-art publishing, greeting cards, gift-wrap, stationery, retail packaging, apparel, homeware, wallpaper & more.
 
I now work very freely in watercolour, with the minimum of 
compositional drawing; this gives the paintings an unpremeditated 
look, which attempts to express the beautiful but transitory nature of the 
subject matter. I also teach watercolour and run workshops, in Brighton and Lewes. Please see the diary for details
 
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Kate Osborne.
I studied textile design at Northbrook College in Worthing from 1972 to 
1976 and, following this, worked for two London textile studios as a floral designer. In 1979 I went to live in Los Angeles where I  freelanced, doing production ready artwork for various manufacturers.

I then spent a year in New Mexico, living in a shack in an old coal mining town, painting wildlife and botanical subjects, and selling through a gallery in Santa Fe.
I returned home in 1984, and began doing illustration for books,
magazines and advertising, as well as textile design. Clients have 
included Sainsbury's, London Transport and Quarto Press.

Since then I have returned to painting  and have been exhibiting in our 
open house during Brighton's Arts Festival; with Nick Bowlby at the 20/21 
art fair, the Spa Galleries in Tunbridge Wells the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Society of Wildlife Artists at the Mall Galleries London, as well as selling prints and originals through many galleries around Britain.
I have recently joined Arthouse Licensing, who specialise in licensing for fine-art publishing, greeting cards, gift-wrap, stationery, retail packaging, apparel, homeware, wallpaper & more.
 
I now work very freely in watercolour, with the minimum of 
compositional drawing; this gives the paintings an unpremeditated 
look, which attempts to express the beautiful but transitory nature of the 
subject matter. I also teach watercolour and run workshops, in Brighton and Lewes. Please see the diary for details