Kate Jupe (b.1994) is a Oxfordshire based painter. Having completed a degree in Fine Art at Bath School of Art & Design in 2018, she now works in here studio in Coleshill, Oxfordshire.
Kate tends to work mostly with oil paint, enjoying the richness of the medium and how versatile it is. Despite this her work consists of a very broad range of media, not limiting her practice. This includes painting and drawing combined from small to large scale on linen, cotton duck canvas and paper. In each artwork Kate seeks to push the boundaries of materials and its application, the pouring of oil paint, gestural brush spokes and mark making are various techniques used to apply and manipulate her selected mediums resulting in her practice being very fluid and experimental.
Kate creates these abstract works which are based on form, colour and textures found in rural landscapes. All of Kate’s works reference her own photography, which captures a landscape in a moment of time. The photographs allow her to return to those previous surroundings, where she was once fully immersed; documenting weather, colour, terrain, and meeting points through the use of oil paint, pastels, spray paint, acrylic, pen and pencil. This extensive use of mediums enables her to portray that experience.
'My paintings and drawings are an expression of the landscape and how I see it personally. Although I am initially capturing the land through a camera lens, it is not this perspective I am concerned with but relaying it into a painterly view.’