Kate Charman attended Winchester Art School where, having always had an interest in texture and colour, she studied fabric painting and weaving, obtaining her N.D.D.

In 1964 she and her husband set up Godshill Pottery near Fordingbridge in the New Forest, which occupied her full time, weaving, throwing pots, decorating etc.

Since deciding to work part-time in the pottery, she has been able to pursue her love of painting, attending various classes and courses in England and France. Kate works in a variety of media - line and watercolour, pastel, gouache and recently oils - enjoying the challenge each one presents.

Kate belongs to the 'Take 10 Group of Artists', a group of mainly professional artists who set aside one day a week to go out painting together. Subjects range from local views, buildings, the New Forest, holidays abroad and gardens. 'Take 10' participate in a number of exhibitions in the area. You can find out more about Take 10 Artists via the Links page.

"Living and working in the New Forest for 40 years has given me a love of the changing landscape. Studying fabric design and weaving has given me a love of texture and pattern. Painting holidays in France and Italy have given me a love of colour and light. Semi-retirement has given me the time to put it all together; my paintings are the result!"