Kate Berry Studios was founded in 2023 to coincide with the birth of my son. In his honour, I am excited to begin releasing and selling my artwork. My creative world is full of micro fine line details and large bold abstract colours. As a meditative practice, my artwork always contains elements of self-reflection and mindfulness.
Kate (a former graphic designer) is a British Artist, Educator and Creative Entrepreneur, specialising in Mindfulness and Applied Positive Psychology. Kate brings the science of Positive Psychology and practice of mindfulness into learning environments, workplaces and communities, through coaching and the visual arts.
In 2023, she launched the Kate Berry Studio to sell original, high-quality and thought provoking artwork, and to continue offering educational services that are empowering, mindful and underpinned by science.
Kate lives in England, near the historic town of Woburn with her husband (an Oscar winning VFX artist), their son and two ragdoll cats, Rocket and Miró.
During her Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, Kate founded SketchBetter - an award winning art and wellbeing school. Under the SketchBetter brand, Kate ran popular art clubs and workshops for children and families across Kingston upon Thames, working out of Cass Art for a year, before being offered permanent studio space at Alexandra School.
Given her own atelier, Kate worked as Alexandra School's Artist in Residence for three years, teaching classes of 30 students across Years 1-6. Managing a team of artists and teachers, SketchBetter also held sell-out after-school clubs in Art, Design, Textiles and Photography, and ran a weekly Open Studio for children to work on self-directed projects.
SketchBetter worked with clients, including Cass Art, the Turner Contemporary, Action for Happiness, Hackney Teaching Schools' Alliance, St George's University, Ignite! and The International Youth Arts Festival.
POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY & MINDFULNESS
Kate was named Kingston's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2018 and in 2019 spoke on BBC 1 Sunday Morning Live about SketchBetter's approach to teaching children wellbeing, via art, mindfulness and positive psychology.
Positive psychology is a branch of psychology focused
on the character strengths and behaviours that allow individuals to build a life of meaning and purpose—
to move beyond surviving to flourishing.
Mindfulness is the practice of purposely bringing one's attention to the present moment experience without evaluation, a skill one develops through meditation or other training.
Since her undergraduate degree in Graphic Design, Kate's artist inspiration has come directly from personal and lived experiences, primarily with mental health and education. After years of living with a misdiagnosis of Depression, Kate received a diagnosis of ADHD (Combined Type) and everything fell into place.
After twenty five years feeling misunderstood, suddenly she had a reason to explain why she felt things so deeply, so instinctively and felt constantly chasing her thoughts. Kate's artwork visually captures her inner world and meditation practice.