Kate is an award-winning professional artist based in the English Lake District.

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 Affordable Arts Fair

•The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

•The Society of Women Artists

•Edinburgh and Manchester Art Fairs

She is an elected member of the Society of Women Artists and The Lakes Artists Society.

Prizes, Awards & Memberships

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 Day.   01539 568079 Eve.

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