Kate Taylor is an abstract artist born in Cambridge, England, grew up in Oakville, Ontario and now works out of her home studio in Toronto, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western University. Kate is committed to capturing colour and energy in her mixed media acrylic paintings. Her work explores the unique forms and colours of nature and how they are an integral part of our lives. Working solely with a palette knife, she work in acrylics so that she can more easily manipulate the surface, building layers of paint, colours and patterns, overlapping bold and complementary colours. Working flat, she creates from all sides, ensuring that the piece works from all sides. Kate primarily works on birch panel, staining the background to reveal the woodgrain. She adds a resin coating to increase the depth and dimension of the work, making the reflected viewer a part of the final piece.