Kate Osborne studied textile design at Northbrook College in Worthing from 1972 to 1976. Following this, she worked for two London textile studios as a floral designer before heading off to Los Angeles where she produced artworks for various manufacturers.
Upon her return to the United Kingdom, Kate began doing illustrations for books, magazines and advertising, as well as continuing with textile design and started to paint again. Clients have included Sainsbury's, London Transport and Quarto Press.
Kate's paintings have been exhibited at her open house during Brighton's Arts Festival; with Nick Bowlby at the 20/21 art fair and the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea and Hampstead, 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.
Kate now works very freely in watercolour, with little compositional drawing. This gives the paintings an unpremeditated look, which attempts to express the beautiful but transitory nature of the subject matter.