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Kate Austin

Kate is an illustrator and textile designer in Toronto. Her practice celebrates pattern and colour at the intersection of visual art, design and material culture. She has a passion for public and community-engaged art and is committed to making work that is socially and ecologically responsible.

She was born in England and moved to Toronto, Canada as a child. She studied painting and design at NSCAD University in Halifax, NS and Camberwell College in London, England.

Artistic Statement

I work in bright, saturated colours to create bold, graphic work. I draw and paint, as well as work digitally in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I’m inspired by nature and vintage children’s books, by textile patterns and my own wild imagination.


Illustration, Painting, Textile Art

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