Textile artist and educator Kate Williams uses traditional techniques to make contemporary work. Her work is characterized by an emphasis on colour and texture. Her imagery reflects an interest in wilderness.
Born in England in 1947, Kate trained as a teacher in North Wales and emigrated to Canada in 1969. She taught art in Yukon schools for thirty- one years. She studied textiles in New Zealand and at NASCAD, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in the eighties, and received a B.Sc. majoring in Fine Arts from the University of Oregon in 1991. In addition to her formal training she has studied traditional textiles in Nepal, Tibet and Mongolia. She has exhibited both locally and across Canada. Private and public collections hold her work.
Kate lives in Whitehorse and has recently retired from teaching.