Originally from the busy city of Montreal, Kate Marion studied visual art and graphic design at Laval University in Quebec. Pursuing a career as a graphic designer, Kate worked in both Canada and Scotland before moving to New Zealand with the aim of creating her own work and being closer to nature. 


Inspired by her surroundings much of Kate's work takes shape after the careful selection of a colour palette, this decision defines the whole atmosphere of her design. Once the colour palette is chosen, Kate studies the flowers, foliage and animals she finds in her everyday life; observing new blooms in her garden, at the beach, at the side of the road or at the river Kate draws these observations in a sketch book she constantly carries with her. Through this process, Kate wishes to create pieces of art that connect with people and remind them of the rich diversity of nature (which we too often forget to appreciate).