Kate began painting at 15 and continued through university, where she completed a BA in Art History with a concentration in Visual Arts from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York. After moving to London in 2010, she earned a MA in Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy from Goldsmiths, University of London and began a career in entrepreneurship. She later received an MBA from INSEAD and moved to management consulting. After a long bout of illness, Kate began painting landscapes again, picking up on the same influences that had inspired her as a teenager. She focuses on capturing the world around her, and has begun experimenting with pastel and mixed media in addition to oils.