Kate May Fitch
"Qualities of the Human Spirit"
About the Artist
As an artist, Kate May Fitch shows the breadth of items that fall under the umbrella of Art. From bronze statues in Illinois to painted banners in Kansas. Kate encapsulates the ambiance of the American mid-west by finding the beauty in the most common.
Kate has been commissioned by governments and churches to create larger-than-life sculptures out of bronze and fiberglass. With realistic to semi-abstract, Kate is able to apply the technique that best emphasizes what the piece will represent. Kate’s most common medium is acrylic paints on canvas where she applies a realistic but painterly style, not hiding the brush strokes or build-up of color, leaving the viewers' eyes to do the blending. Kate’s technique pays no notice to scale and spans from giant murals in Iowa, to the small pages of children’s books.
Kate graduated from Garden City Community College, received her bachelor's from Bethany College in Kansas. Through the last year, Kate has focused on painting commissions. She has done everything from pet portraits, treasured moments, to favorite vacation spots. Kate and her husband recently purchased the family farm and are enjoying building a new home with their two young children.