Kate McKennan

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Having studied fine art at Manchester College of Art and achieved a 2:1 with DA Manchester, I taught in Brighton then returned to Manchester to gain a First Class Hons PGCE, and taught A Level Art at South Cheshire College.  Subsequently, I moved to study psychology at M Ed level at Bangor University specialising in teaching dyslexic pupils. 

Having returned to Brighton I worked as a private tutor to perceptually challenged individuals, and taught in college part time while exhibiting in Brighton and London.  When we moved to Cardiff I was Assistant Director of an arts centre and exhibited at Chapter Arts.  We moved back north to Wilmslow and since then I have exhibited widely in England, Wales, Europe and America while continuing to teach private classes. 

During this time I have had numerous artists residencies and commissions.  I have taught life drawing in Chester as well as in other establishments and I now live in Nantwich teaching life drawing from my studio.  My work continues to develop as complex and perceptually challenging pieces. I am myself dyslexic and dyspraxic.