Psynapse gallery kindly invites you to the finissage of
'Is she here' on Sunsday 22 October 2017 at 15.00 hrs
Kate Nobbs has been making marks on paper since she can remember. They serve to ground her in this life, to document her experiences and make the intangible, tangible. Its also a lot of fun to make a mess, with colours, and paints, pencils and inks. She grew up in a very tidy house with a mother sufferring from Obsessive compulsive disorder. She still experiences joy in being able to leave her work out in her studio and not have to clear it up every few minutes. Making a mess is part of the fun.
'Past daring' Kate Nobbs, mixed media, 100 x 100 cm
Kate completed her masters in clinical psychology before she trained to be a watercolour painter. From there she trained as a printmaker. Currently she is working in clay and is exploring the mess that can be made in three dimensions. Alongside her studio work Kate is a psychotherapist.
In January 2017, Kate opened Psynapse Gallery as a space to explore what it is to be human. That happens through the Mindful Self Compassion courses that she gives in the space, alongside the possibility for artists to show their work and make connections. The neurological changes that occur in our brains when we meditatie, play, experience joy and heal are vitally important to her ways of encouraging people, and herself to heal from the hurts of what it is to be human.