Kathy Tate

Kathy Tate

Kathy Tate would be the first to confess that you never know which direction life is going to take you. A sixth generation Texan, Kathy was born and raised in north central Texas and never thought she would end up an award winning still life artist.

Cattle and horses were always a part of Tate’s life and that seemed to be the direction her art would go, but not so. While raising three sons and helping out on the family dairy farm, there was little time to concentrate on painting during regular hours, so she pursued her artwork at night. “Working from photos just wasn’t what I needed to improve my skills, so I chose to set up sill life objects in order to ‘paint from life’.” Many of the still life objects in her collection are items from old home sites of family heirlooms brought to Texas in the 1800s. Even though she excels in still life, the love of architecture and life in Texas are often subject in her work.

Kathy’s work has received numerous awards and has been exhibited with Oil Painters of America, The C.M. Russell Museum, Greenhouse Gallery’s Salon International, Mountain Oyster Club, Blosque Art Classic, and the Gilcrease Museum. She has been featured in major art publication such as Western Art Collector and Southwest Art, is a member of Oil Painters of America, and is on the roster of Artists in Residence with the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Kathy and her husband, Johnny, currently reside on their ranch near Stephenville, TX, where she maintains a studio near her home.