Picton Castle and Gardens

Kate Kelly


Exhibition at Picton throughout October and November 2020

By Kate Kelly


The exhibition considers the striking coast, woodland pockets and magical places in this corner of West Wales. Titled “Hiraeth” – the work is a collective expression of the bond with my adopted home in Pembrokeshire and the longing I feel when I am absent.

When I start a series of works I like to set myself a challenge – whether it be exploring the use of different media, such as incorporating artist “gold-leaf”, or playing with an idea – for example “how to use an edge?” I believe as an artist I should take risks and work with the unexpected. I adore applying paint in various ways. In this exhibition you will be able to see thick strokes of a palette knife and delicate refined brush marks. Considering the application of media allows me to add emotion, movement and atmosphere to my land and seascapes.