Kate Herbert was born in 1928 and grew up in Salford, UK. Kate was awarded a scholarship at the age of 12 to Salford School of Art (see the photo left of Kate, aged 14, during her time at art school). Kate flourished and won several awards. Notably she met and received positive encouragement from none other than L. S. Lowry, who admired her line drawings and offered her the use of his studio. She also exhibited alongside him at Manchester City Art Gallery. At 21, Kate was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Her career continued with a spell as a sketch artist for the Manchester Evening News. Kate retired as a school teacher in 1995. She continued to exhibit and between 2000 and 2002 toured churches and cathedrals across the UK with her exhibitions. Kate passed away in 2020.
The Tree (Issue 1: Overgrown)