Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist
Kate Brooks-Heinimann’s work has been exhibited throughout British Columbia and Alberta and she has completed multiple artwork commissions within Canada and the United States. Kate was awarded scholarships to Parks Canada’s Art in the Park Artist Residency, and the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts Mentored Studio Residency. Kate received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, BC and previously completed her Certificate of Visual Arts at the Vancouver Island School of Art in Victoria, BC. Kate lives and creates on Lekwungen Territory. Her work is influenced by a deep affection for learning about nature, and a desire to share her discoveries with others through painting. When not in her studio, Kate spends her time teaching art in public schools and at the McTavish Academy of Art, growing a garden, and exploring wilderness spaces.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Samples of my work
In my paintings I investigate nature, taking each brush stroke, flower and plant painted as an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of it and the surroundings. I paint not only to recreate wonderful spaces in nature, but to learn from it and share my findings with others. By doing this I am able to better understand what nature needs from me to thrive and what I can learn from it to be healthy and connected with something deeper than myself. As a settler, I acknowledge that the lands on which I paint, and gather inspiration to paint, are unceded traditional territories belonging to different Indigenous nations. I am grateful for being privileged to experience these places, and I do so with gentleness and respect for the land and its inhabitants.