Kate Fairbairn is an artist based in Mevagissey on the south coast of Cornwall.
She has a passion for the sea and paints sea life and coastal scenes from the local area. It was starting a family which ultimately led to becoming a painter and living in Cornwall.
The long hours and working away from home as a PR and communications manager for the police became less appealing, and the dream of a life by the sea selling her art work became a reality (thanks in no small part to a very supportive husband!).
Now she lives in the midst of a busy fishing village and is surrounded by inspiration every day, from the colourful boats and cottages, to the ever changing colours of the sea and the wealth of wildlife living within it.
A recent commission was a large painting of manta ray for a keen scuba diver. She has also painted a piece for the National Lobster Hatchery which was auctioned to raise funds for their conservation programme. Kate sells her work on line and locally and welcomes commissions.