"Don't compare yourself to others, there are so many artists in the world but no one else sees life through your eyes."
Kate Florence is known for her creative use of lines and color, which allude to her second artistic love - dance. Her expressionist work portrays humanly figures of all different vibrant colors, co exisiting to create a choreographed visual symphony.
"I am a deeply emotional person and my art is an outlet for this. Each piece from the collection is a reflection of the feeling of that present moment. I love to dance and movement is so important in my lifestyle. Dancing is medicine and this work celebrates that notion. Being alone i learnt the value of community, the power that lies within connecting with others. I felt so joyful making this piece and i hope that my audience feels that energy too."
Kate Florence's art is an unapologetic expression of her true self. Her work elegantly champions the female figure, and the beauty of freedom in being the truest version of yourself. The colors and nature from her work draw from her surroundings in the tropics of Northern Australia.
"The one thing I am strict on, is who I take advice from, who's opinion I ask for and take on board. If you ask too many people for their opinions or advice, you are giving away your power by caring too much about everyones opinion. My work is not for everyone, and I am never going to be able to please everyone, I want to stay authentic to myself and create work that i enjoy, as soon as it becomes about other people, it is lost."
"My journey began with line drawings, working with ink and paper, meaning there was no room for error, so if you do anything wrong you have to start again. This took me a long time to work through and when I started painting I had the same mindset and I was restricting my freedom. I am constantly exploring, experimenting and trying to see what journey each painting takes me on. Everyone is just figuring out as they go, this is something I have learned over time, each artist is exploring, teaching themselves to create and learning in the process, we each have a level of experience that comes only from experimental making. I like to think that I know nothing, this allows me to continuously learn as much as a possibly can."