Kath Leone is an artist and textile designer from Cape Town, South Africa.
Reimagining scenes from the natural world, Kath is inspired by old-fashioned chintz techniques to overlay
colours and create her painterly screen-printed pieces.
Kath’s background in designing textiles for fashion has played a part in developing her art style and lends itself well to her printmaking process. She has a condition called synesthesia, specifically grapheme-colour and chromesthesia. This saturates her mind and life, influencing her artistic practice and explaining her obsession with colour mixing.
Kath’s work is recognisable by an energetic use of colour and movement with a subtle sense of nostalgia and a slightly fantastical charm.