“Kate is an exceptional artist who captures both the body and soul of her subject. ... She is a joy to commission and work with.”
“Oh wow that is amazing. You are so talented. Love how you just captured him. You captured him perfectly. The gentle cheeky caring inquisitive nature. He makes me laugh and lots of fun to be around. Oh love that you got his long eye lashes.” Heidi Parkyn
“Kate is an exceptional artist who captures both the body and soul of her subject. Her work is technically excellent and a wonderful representation of life. Not only is she a great talent but she is also a joy to commission and work with. Kate is a talented artist with a wonderful ability to capture the essence of her subject and imbue richness and energy in her portraits. Highly recommended!” Anthony Allison
“Kate provided a professional, friendly and efficient service from start to finish. Guiding us through the process and helping us to make a decision for which medium and size painting to choose. Kate did a lovely photo shoot with our children and then we chose a photo for her to work from to create our beautiful portrait. We now have a heart warming, delightful painting that captures our precious children so well and we can treasure this piece of art forever. Thank you!” Samantha Matthews
“My Gran loved the portrait, thank you so much. We would rate you and your service 5 stars. You really helped us out at such a busy time of year. The portrait was lovely and was such a great likeness. It was sent and received very quickly from me approving the final picture sent. It was well packaged to keep it safe. You kept constant contact throughout so we were kept up to date. Thank you so much for such an amazing service.” Gemma Bain
“I asked Kate to do a portrait of my girlfriends cat for Christmas and the final drawing was absolutely superb. The drawing was done in the exact style I requested and I was kept fully updated on the progress of it. I would absolutely recommend Kate!” Will Emerson
“Oh Kate. You welled me up. My dearest dad. You have captured him well. Your work has a lovely feeling to it” Dianne Everett
“I really appreciate and recommend Kate’s work, she’s a talented person who can capture the soul of the image. Thanks for having this picture of my childhood drawn by you.” Alexandre Carvalho
“Kate is a BRILLIANT artist. She paints the most incredible portraits. She has also done 2 excellent commissions of portraits of our dogs.” Alison Russell-Hayward
“Kate’s portraits always capture the essence of character.” Caeser Gordon
“It looks very lovely just like her. I'm loving it. Thanks well done.” Gifty Stratford
I have worked as a professional artist for years and will turn your photos into beautiful works of art.

Bespoke commissions include:
  • People portraits
  • Pet portraits
  • Figurative works - new
  • Landscapes - new
All combinations, groups and sizes welcome.


My work is a reflection of life capturing the wonder of the world. It gives me the opportunity to bring out the essence of individuals and the beauty of landscapes.


Kate Marr Fine Art BA (Hons) grew up in Surrey where she found it a joy creating artwork in various media. She completed a foundation degree at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, and Fine Art degree at Plymouth University. Afterwards she moved to London and specialised in portraiture. Kate now lives in Bournemouth, continuing to work in portraiture and other figurative and landscape work. She has undertaken many commissions, and exhibited in galleries around the UK.
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Group Show, Otantic, 279A Green Lanes, North London August 2016 (ongoing)

Portraits Group Exhibition, The 504 Gallery, East London. June 2016

Jazz and Dance by Ali White and Kate Marr, The Coach House Gallery, Wakefield. August - October 2008

Group Show, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth. June 2008

Group Show, The Wall Gallery, Wakefield. April - September 2008

Group Show, The Coach House Gallery, Wakefield. February - April 2008

Group Show, Hearts Capital, Royal William Yard, Plymouth. June 2005 2007

Group Show, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Epsom. June 2005

Group Show, TCCE, Surrey June 2004