“Adorning the walls of the cafe will be the stunning works of art by my beautiful and talented aunt, Kate Walsh. One of the very first decor decisions I made was that I would like to hang some of Kate’s work on the walls. All the paintings are for sale, so do please take a good look when you’re in.” -Kate Luan Collins
A native of Bray, Co. Wicklow. Kate lives in Clonmel, Co.Tipperary. Kate studied in the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, graduating in 2003 with a first class honours Degree in Fine Art. Kate has extensively exhibited her work in group shows and has had several solo exhibitions.She has completed the Arts and Empowerment Facilitation training course with Crawford College and has given workshops for the Junction Festival and the County Museum in Clonmel. She has taught art in Ogra Corcaí, a community youth project in Cork and in the National Training Network Clonmel.
An active member of Cork Printmakers since 2003, Kate has served on the board and taken part in various group shows.
My work to date has been mainly figurative. I also like to work on images drawn from the Irish landscape as well as taking inspiration from my love of international travel and world culture.In my printmaking practice I primarily use etching, spitbite and photopolymer processes. I work directly from a combination of my own source material: drawings, paintings, life drawings and photography.