KATE BENTLEY

SWA

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.

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