Kate Louise Powell is a twenty-year-old illustrator based in Edinburgh. Kate has been sharing her art on social media since she was fifteen years old. Her illustrations depict a depth of emotion that is rare in an artist so young.
In an interview with Student Art Guide Kate talks about what inspires and motivates her.
I was able to use art as a means of reflection and therapy as I tackled the issues closest to my heart, and, because I felt so emotionally invested in the exam piece, I was driven to give it my all – Kate Powell.
I first saw ‘I tried to draw my soul but all I could think of was flowers’ a few months ago when it popped up in my social media feed, it was only recently I managed to track down the artist and see more of Kate’s portfolio. I am impressed. Flowers and butterflies frequently appear in Kate’s illustrations; butterflies are a symbol of hope. Kate seeks to produce work that has more depth than beauty alone, she often explores issues relating to body image and societies depiction of beauty.
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