Kate Clarkson was raised in the UK and educated in Switzerland before completing her formal arts degree at Bath University, England. She lives and works in Sydney as a full time artist. Clarkson’s mastery of composition, contrast and colour conjures up an edible feast for the eyes. Her huge vibrant works explode from the canvas, tantalising the senses, pushing and pulling the viewer in all directions. Her symphony of drama is created with every sweeping brush strokes. Her lively paintings are awash with wonderful juxtapositions of melancholic hues and happy splashes. Clarkson enjoys working with oil paint because of its rich, tactile quality, as well as its viscosity, translucence and subtlety of colour.