With over 30 years of creative study and practice, Kate McAllister continues to blend multiple styles, mediums and techniques to create an individualistic body of work with no predetermined plan. From intricate pen drawings and tiny paper cuttings, large scale landscapes, murals and wood work, each piece tells a story through color, direction and balance. Her extensive portfolio is added to almost daily and Kate is always seeking the next inspiring challenge. Teaching had also helped create a renewed perspective, by integrating after school art classes into time in the studio, it inspired a constantly evolving style. Being reminded daily the significance of the values and skills it takes to create a single piece of fine art.
Her art is and has been used by
•Bromley Mountain in Peru, Vt for their 2017/18 Season passes, lift tickets and promotional materials
•Hot Pineapple Productions in Boston, for promotional materials & holiday cards
•a custom line of watercolor art cards for GardenHouse in Hamden Ct
•the chalkboard menus at LaSalle Market
•Remedy One here in Collinsville, with multiple projects
•one of a kind beer mugs at Wilson’s pub
She has also had the opportunity to work with private collectors, create custom boat typography, many tattoo designs, original sign design for the Artisan co op.
Kate received two awards from the Ct Art Directors Club 43rd annual awards in the Illustration and Point of Sale categories for her work with Bromley Mountain.
Currently Kate’s art is available locally at Sage & Salt, located in the Axe Factory. Collections have also been shown (and a guest lecture!) at NCCC in Winsted Ct, Brewery Legitimus, The Underground Gallery, Collinsville Co Op, Town Hall, the Canton Public Library, the Crown and Hammer, and the Grindstone.