Introducing Kate Fairbairn – Passionate Marine Artist from Cornwall

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Kate Fairbairn is an artist based in Mevagissey on the south coast of Cornwall.

Kate Fairbairn, Marine Artist

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!).

Kate Fairbairn, Marine Artist

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.

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About Author

Chantelle is a PADI Master Instructor and Managing Editor of The Scuba News UK. Her passions lay in travel and conservation. she has been all over the world and worked on some exciting projects and dived some spectacular sites. Her thirst to explore and drive to meet and work with new and interesting people has motivated her to keep moving. She works in some extremely remote areas and has a strong media presence. She has worked with various magazines and media and is keen to promote the good work that she comes across and the individuals who really invoke change in their fields. She has dived for over 20 years and is always seeking out the next thrill and dive experience. She can be found at UK dive shows and online easily and is always keen to hear your stories and say hello.

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