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Hello, I’m Katie.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website.


Art, for me, is a powerful celebration of life. It serves as a refuge, a way of communicating emotion and exploring and rationalising the world as I experience it. I believe in the meaningful and uplifting impact of art. In my world, colour and contrast are key communicators of emotion. By creating art and deploying colour in a way that is truly personal to me, I aim to forge a deeper connection with others.

I’m a self-taught artist living in Stockport, Greater Manchester. After a ten-year career in language teaching, I decided to pursue my life-long passion for art, starting up my own business as an artist. I work from my family home in Bramhall, enjoying commissions, projects and exhibitions (details below).

I mainly paint with acrylics, using brushes, palette knives and pens, but I also love to draw, and I sometimes use a tablet and stylus to create digital paintings. My subject matter is varied, from landscapes and cityscapes to nature, abstract work and portraiture. I like this diversity to stretch me in different directions and I find that one type of work often informs another.

In portrait painting, I find the process of capturing a likeness extremely satisfying. I’m honoured that my portrait of Dr Katie Rogerson for Tom Croft’s #portraitsfornhsheroes initiative, was selected both for the Google Arts & Culture online exhibition and the fine art book ‘Portraits for NHS Heroes’, published by Bloomsbury in November 2020.

To find out a bit more about my art journey, read my  interview with Cotton on Manchester as 'Manc of the Month'.

Many of my paintings and processes are on Instagram so if you are interested, you can follow here @k.patel.artwork

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​Member of Stockport Art Guild since 2017 - based at Stockport Art Gallery. Partaking in annual exhibition and attending weekly portrait sessions and reguar workshops (pre-covid).

Member of Instagram's international online art collective @thenewartrebellion  - participating in monthly online exhibitions featuring a range of contemporary and abstract work from around the globe (Member of the Month Oct 2020).


Regular exhibitor at Technically Brilliant gallery in Warrington and Eden Gallery in Newburgh.

Named Cotton on Manchester's 'Manc of the Month' (Dec 2022).

Click here to read the interview.

Exhibitions & Events

Jan 14th - April 18th 2023

'A Thousand Words' Art Exhibition - Eden Gallery, Newburgh



Nov 22- Feb 4th 2023

'Winter Open Call, Inch Arts Gallery, Altrincham


Nov 22 - 20th Jan 2023

Stockport Art Guild Annual Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Stockport

Oct 9th - Dec 2022

'Wow' Exhibition, Technically Brilliant Gallery, Warrington


Oct 1st - 29th 2022

'Catapult' exhibition, Curated by Cotton On Manchester

Whitworth Locke Hotel, Civic Quarter, Manchester


Sept 23rd - Nov 16th 2022

Autumn Open at Eden Gallery, Newburgh


Aug 17th - 28th 2022

'Beyond Landscapes' exhibition, Curated by Cotton On Manchester

Saul Hay Gallery, Castlefield, Manchester


July 24th - Sept 22nd 2022

Stockport Open Art Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery


June 19th 2022

Art Trail - Didsbury Open Gardens

May 2022- August 2022

Summer Open at Eden Gallery, Newburgh


May 12th 2022 (3 weeks)

GLOW exhibition celebrating women and their changes in life

The Carlton Club, Whalley Range

Mar 2021- May 2022

Spring Open at Eden Gallery, Newburgh


Feb - May 2022

'Keep of the Grass', Technically Brilliant Gallery, Warrington


Feb 2022

'Beyond the Shadows' - Solo Exhibition, Didsbury Parsonage


Dec 2021- Feb 2022

Winter Open at Eden Gallery, Newburgh


Nov 2021 (1st -14th)

Creative Collective, Pop Up Gallery, Altrincham (28 George Street, Stamford Quarter)

Oct 2021- Jan 2022

In the Making, Technically Brilliant Gallery, Warrington


Sept - Oct 2021          

Macclesfield Open Online Art Exhibition 2021 (


July 2021- Oct 2021

Wish You Were Here, Technically Brilliant Gallery, Warrington  


May 2021- July 2021

Stockport Art Guild 100th Annual Art Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery


Apr 2021- July 2021

Resolution, Technically Brilliant Gallery, Warrington




Nov 2020      

Portrait published in Bloomsbury's 'Portraits for NHS Heroes'

Oct 2020- April 2021         

Love of Illusion, Technically Brilliant Gallery, Warrington                        


Mar 2020 - May 2021         

Ekphrastic Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery

Aug - Oct 2020           

Recreation ,Technically Brilliant Gallery, Warrington


Jun - Aug 2020          

Macclesfield Open Online Art Exhibition 2020, Macc Open Exhibition website

Feb - Aug 2020          

2020 Vision, Technically Brilliant Gallery, Warrington

Jan 2020 - 2021 - ongoing

Solo exhibition, The Art of Tea, Didsbury


Dec 2019                    

Solo exhibition, My World in Colour, Didsbury Parsonage, Didsbury

Nov - Jan 2019/20    

Stockport Art Guild Annual Art Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery

Jun -  Sep 2019         

Stockport Open Art Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery

Mar 2019                    

Macclesfield Open Art  Exhibition, Macclesfield Townhall



Oct - Dec 2018          

Stockport Art Guild Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery     

June 2018                  

Solo exhibition, Didsbury Open Gardens, Didsbury

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