Kate Westbrook's Gallery

Biography

Kate is now based in Devon where much of work has been influenced by the Dartmoor landscape. Inspired by Gainsborough’s treatment of the subject, she has made works on the story of Diana and Actaeon These were exhibited in a solo show at the Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis in 2018. Since lockdown she has been making pieces from her life, Writing the Song.
Kate Westbrook
Kate Westbrook was born in England and grew up in the U.S.A. and Canada before going to Dartington Hall School in Devon. From there she went to Bath Academy of Art at Corsham and then to Reading University. Later she lived and worked on the East and West coasts of America. The first one-man show of her paintings (Kate Barnard Captive) was at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in California in 1965. She returned to England and took up a part- time teaching post at Leeds College of Art. In 1970 she had her first London Show, with two other artists, at the Serpentine Gallery. She has continued to exhibit her work in solo and group shows in the UK, in Europe and Australia. Her work is in public and private collections.
In 1974 she joined the Mike Westbrook Band and gave up teaching to concentrate on the dual career of painter and musician. She has performed all over Europe and as far afield as the Far East and North America. As a singer/songwriter she is featured on over 30 albums, and she has worked in theatre, radio, and TV. Her most recent piece Earth Felt the Wound had its London premiere with the Granite Band in the 2021 London Jazz Festival.
GROUP SHOWS INCLUDE
Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford 1964
Esther Bear Gallery, California 1965 & 1966
Rex Evans Gallery, Los Angeles 1965
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield 1968
Art Spectrum North (Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle) 1971
Angela Flowers Gallery, 'British Drawing', London 1972
London Group. Whitechapel Art Gallery 1973
Harrogate Festival 1973
Cartwright Hall, Bradford 'A Priori' 1974
Leeds Playhouse, Yorkshire 1975
Walker Art Gallery, 'Body and Soul', Liverpool 1975-1976
Hayward Annual, 'British Drawing', London 1982
Maur Centre, Zurich, Switzerland 1984
The Mall Galleries, 'The Discerning Eye', London 1992
White Lane Gallery, Plymouth 1996
The Chapel Gallery, Saltram Devon 1997/1998
Wahle Contemporary Art, Exeter 1999-2000
Beatrice Royal, Eastleigh, Southampton 2000
Bond Pearce, Plymouth 2000
Walker Gallery, Honiton 2001
Messum's, Cork Street 'Painters and Sculptors of the South West' London 2002
Messum's, Cork Street, London 2003
Wahle Contemporary Art 'Black Gold' Exeter 2004
Wahle Contemporary Art at the Affordable Art Fair, London 2006
Wahle Contemporary Art at the Cambridge Art Fair 2008
Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset, Summer Show 2008
'Campaign for Drawing' auction London 2009
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Mall Galleries, London 2010
The Art Room, Topsham, Devon 2011
Chelsea Art Fair, London 2012
Ruskin House, Brantwood 2012
One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden 2012/2013
Derwent Art, London 2013
Cotehele Gallery, Devon 2014
The Stash Gallery, London 2017
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London 2018
Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London 2022
Brownston Gallery, Devon 2022
SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California 1965
York University 1967
Leeds University 1968
Gallery Caballa, Harrogate 1969
Serpentine Gallery, London 1970
Richmond Hill Gallery 1970
Park Square Gallery, Leeds 1972
Usher Gallery, Lincoln City Art Gallery 1973
Acme Gallery, London 1980
Centre St.Martial, Angouleme, France 1982
Sackhouse Gallery, Wells-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk 1984
Salle Giacometti, Maison de la Culture, Amiens, France 1987
Galerie Treff, Leverkusen, Germany 1992
Brisbane Biennial, Australia 1993
Dartington Arts Gallery, Devon 1995
Galerie Cupillard, Grenoble, France 1996
Norfolk and Norwich Festival, John Innes Centre 1996
Reed Hall, University of Exeter 1999
Strode Theatre, Street, Somerset 2000
The Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University 2000
Ballard House, Plymouth 2000
Main Gallery, Falmouth Arts Centre, Cornwall 2006
Acert Festival, Tondela, Portugal, October 2006;
The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, August 2007
Cube3 Gallery, Plymouth University 2011
Brownston Gallery, Devon 2012
Chelsea Arts Club , London 2014
The Malthouse Gallery, Lyme Regis 2018
The Stash Gallery, London 2019
2000 - 2024
Kate Westbrook's Gallery