Kate Burnim is a visual artist based in Vermont



about kate

Kate was born in Wimbledon, England in 1976. Most of her childhood years were spent in New England, though her formative years of adolescence found her overseas again in the heart of London, England and traveling throughout Europe and Israel. Each summer of her life has brought her to a rural New England lake.
Kate studied art from a young age with her grandmother, a painter, printmaker and sculpture; and later at Silvermine Arts Center in New Cannan CT. Kate later studied at The California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland CA, and The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.
Kate believes in the humanizing force of art and design and seeks to make that connection with each work. Her presence is as a guardian for the subtle, the gentle, and the precious. Art allows Kate to protect moments and qualities and to celebrate the space and breath where goodness is found.
Currently, Kate lives with her two children and two dogs in Montpelier Vermont. She works out of her home studio.




I paint to find a still point. To express the spaces in-between and within the fast past busyness of our society. My work is informed by the spirit of the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi — beauty often described as “ imperfect, impermanent and incomplete”. It is informed by the passage of time, and the echo of what has been, by what is reveal in the weathered surface.