A Cate Family Tradition
Art has been a special part of the Cate family for over a century.
I grew up admiring the watercolor paintings of my great-grandmother, Anne Palmer Cate. My grandfather, William Cate, worked on intricate, technical drawings. Some of my earliest memories are hanging out underneath the drafting table while my dad, Martin Cate, was carving one of his many linoleum block prints. My mom, Janice Cate, is also an experienced painter, quilter, and maker of all the things.
When I became a mom, my need to share this family tradition emerged. I began to paint in oils and acrylics almost every day. Today, I strive to draw everyday and paint every week. I studied art in college and worked in museums before taking my first job as a high school art teacher. After ten years of teaching, I transitioned to full time self employment in 2017.
Living in Manhattan provides endless opportunities for growth. You can find me in figure drawing and painting classes at the Art Students League, visiting museums and gallery openings, or working in my home studio on the Upper West Side.
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