Image: © Kate Thornton

Image: © Kate Thornton


Kate Thornton is a British artist specialising in greetings cards and prints. Kate’s current work takes inspiration from her interest in natural history with a particular focus on British birds.

 “I’m drawn to shapes and outlines in nature and the built environment, taking elements from these contexts to create artwork that has bold images and silhouettes at its heart. I also like to play with these images to explore and develop pattern designs.

I work in paper-cut, drawing and printmaking to produce print and stationery collections. Design, particularly architecture and interiors is never far from my creative thoughts so my research and development often steers me to thinking about different applications for my work. I’m never quite sure what’s around the corner but I’m excited by the process of getting there!”

Kate studied at Leeds College of Art and Design before completing a fine art degree at Nottingham Trent University in 2005. She works from her studio in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.



All product photography © Olivia Hemingway