Katie Patel 

Contemporary Artist

Katie is a self-taught artist living in Stockport, Greater Manchester with a keen eye for detail and an ever-increasing fascination with colour.


From intricate pencil portraits to vibrant acrylic landscapes and digital paintings, her work is an emotional response to the world she observes and enjoys.

She believes in the powerful and uplifting impact of art, and the central role that colour can play in the resonance felt by the viewer. She deploys colour in her own personal way to enhance this connection.  

After a ten-year career in language teaching, Katie decided to pursue her life-long passion for art, starting up her own business. She works from her family home in Bramhall, enjoying commissions, projects and exhibitions (selection below).

Her paintings of landscapes and urban scenes are inspired by local areas in Stockport, Cheshire and Manchester and her travels further afield.  She paints predominantly in acrylics, using brushes, palette knives and pens. 

In portrait painting, she finds the process of capturing a likeness extremely satisfying. She is honoured that her 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.

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 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 since Jan 2020.

Exhibitions & Events

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 (www.maccopen.org.uk)


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