Kate Toms is a trained textile designer with BA honours degree from Winchester School of Art. She now lives and works in Dorset after spending the ‘80s and 90s designing for the fashion industry in London, Paris, New York, and Milan. Selling her designs to major fashion companies including Miss Selfridge, Next, Richard Shops, and Whistles.
Inspired by nature and different cultures her painting technique is inspired by that experience in the fashion industry.
Taking her collections every year to Milan and New York selling to companies such as Fiorucci and Rainbow and gained wonderful inspiration from the shops and showrooms in these cities.
Images of Kate’s original paintings are now printed on the softest pure silk satin with hand-rolled edges. Printed by The Silk Bureau, who superbly interpret the colours and design to the highest standard.
Kate produced yearly collections of paintings, which she exhibits in London at 54 The Gallery, Shepherds Market, The Chelsea Arts Club, and The Cygnet Gallery in Shaftesbury, Dorset.