Kate is an award-winning professional artist based on the Solway coast in South west Scotland.
After graduating from Sheffield in 1986 with a degree in Sculpture, Kate studied and worked in theatre design before making the shift to painting.
From 1999 she has been a full-time painter.
As well as exhibiting her work in regional galleries throughout the country Kate's work has shown in a number of larger respected venues including:
•The Royal Institute of Watercolour Artists,
•The Royal Watercolour Society,
•The Royal Scottish Academy
•The Society of Women Artists
•Edinburgh and Manchester Art Fairs
Prizes, Awards & Memberships
2020- Awarded Second Prize -The Upfront Open Exhibition, Upfront Gallery, Penrith
2019-Awarded First Prize -The Upfront Open Exhibition, Upfront Gallery, Penrith
2018-The People’s Choice Award-Lakes Artist Summer Exhibition
2018- Private View People’s Choice Award-Upfront Open Competition, Penrith.
2017-The John Entwistle People’s Choice Award-Lakes Artist Summer Exhibition.
2017- Winner-Lancashire Life's Landscape Artist of the Year
2017-Prize Winner ‘2nd’ The Cumbrian Open Exhibition, Upfront Gallery, Penrith.
2016-‘HRH Princess Michael of Kent Watercolour Award’-Mall Galleries, London.
2014- Awarded associate membership to the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
2014- Awarded Full membership to The Society of Women Artists, London.
2013-Prize-winner at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists ‘Annual Prize Exhibition’
2013- Awarded associate membership The Society of Women Artists, London.
2012-Awarded membership to the Lakes Artists Society
2012-Awarded membership to the Birmingham Watercolour Society
2012- ‘The Peter Tyson Award’ -The Lakes Artists Society
2010- ‘The Rheged Prize’ -The Lakes Artists Society
2008-‘The Winsor and Newton Choice Award’- The Society of Women Artists
2005- Portrait Award- Granada TV. North-East Finalist-for programme “A Brush with Fame”
KATE BENTLEY Contact:- Tel 07761 183908.