Kate is a watercolour landscape artist based in Wanaka, NZ.

Her work is a fresh and contemporary interpretation of the NZ landscape. Using the watercolour medium and emphasising strong contrasts of light, Kate’s paintings depict familiar natural features in a unique and interesting way.

Kate's landscape works began when she moved to Wanaka in January 2020. Kate says “I’ve always been drawn to landscape as a subject matter, and having Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountains right on my doorstep means I am never short of inspiration for my paintings. I look out at Treble Cone and Black Peak from my studio window everyday!”

Kate’s favourite subject is the mountains on a cloudless winters day. She “loves the way bright sunshine hits the snow, creating such beautiful depth - dazzling white, contrasting with icy blue shadows.”

Kate has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Graphic Design, from Canterbury University. After graduation she worked for over 10 years as a graphic designer - firstly, for a children’s book publisher while living in London and then as a Textile Designer, for Bendon and then Postie, on her return to NZ.

Kate says “working as a Textile Designer required a lot of drawing and image making - hand drawn art combined with computer illustration - but it wasn’t until moving to Wanaka that I began using watercolour paints. The medium really clicked for me, and in combination with my love of the natural landscapes, it was a natural evolution to begin landscape painting and I’ve been working as a full time artist since mid 2020".

As well as completed paintings for sale, Kate also takes commissions. If you have a special place in NZ that you would like brought to life in watercolour, please contact her at kateboswell78@gmail.com for a chat.