Kate Isaacson

I am an allaprima oil painter based along the White Cliffs of Dover where I grew up inspired by the seascapes of JMW Turner. My work explores colour and light in a contemporary impressionistic style. I always wanted to go to art school but instead read English & Art History, then I went to law school and ended up in the corporate world. It was only after the birth of my daughter that I was inspired to come back to painting.  

I have learnt from books (Arthur Stern) and under the virtual tuition of Sarah Sedwick and Jane French. I have many other contemporary influences- Carol Marine, Jeremy Duncan, Christopher Long and Robert Lemler.  

I work both from life and photos and I like alla prima because it’s full of movement and texture, I like efficiency and it stops me fussing over details. I paint as much as my ‘free time’ will allow however as the mother of a busy toddler it can be a very stop and start process. I’m not striving for perfection, instead my main focus is to capture the ‘language of light’, 3D form and harmonious colour- not limiting myself in subject matter.