Meet Kate Simkins

I live and work locally in Twickenham. I worked as a book editor but decided during a period of ill health to develop my love of art and design. I enjoy creating and have tried my hand at a lot of techniques and styles. I do printmaking, illustration, life drawing and whatever takes my fancy!
I started selling greetings cards about 8 years ago and they are great way for people to see my work. I enjoy producing all sorts cards in different styles.
I get inspiration from my garden, animals, a cup of tea, flowers, works of art, holidays.
I think you just have to go for it and do what you love.
I don’t know how my friends and family would describe me!
I hope to expand into products like tea towels and bags in the future.
My favourite colour changes depending on my mood but I gravitate towards green, pink and orange.
I love Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion by Jane Austen. 
My favourite animals are cats but I love dogs too. Birds are great to draw.

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