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Visual Grace artist, Kate Capato, is a Catholic Sacred Art Painter, Inspirational Speaker, and Faith-Filled Dance Choreographer who artistically brings to life truth, goodness, and beauty. 

The Woman Behind the Art

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 In her travels to India, Europe, Lebanon and throughout the States, she has tasted the powerful effects of beauty but also the cold conditions in its absence. As Dietrich Von Hildebrand shares in his book on Aesthetics, “Contact with an environment permeated by beauty not only offers real protection against impurity, baseness, […] and untruthfulness; it has also the positive effect of raising us up in a moral sense. It does not draw us into a self-centered pleasure where our only wish is to indulge ourselves. On the contrary, it opens hearts, inviting us to transcendence and leading us in conspectu Dei, before the face of God.”

Kate often finds herself across distant nations serving and learning much from the stories of diverse men and women.

Creating Sacred Works of Art Across the Globe

 Inspired, Kate joyfully partakes in the restoration of our culture and the restoration of who we are as Man and Woman by saying yes to the Lord's promptings as He moves her to paint, speak, dance, and travel.

Kate is awestruck by how intricately woven we are as children of the Creator and how all of creation is singing a love song revealing our identity and purpose.

Equally transformed by St. John Paul II's teachings of The Theology of The Body

Kate’s style itself is heavily inspired by the Italian Renaissance due to her gifted time studying and living in Italy. Taking to heart all that the Lord has taught her and continues to teach her, she aims to bring those lessons to life through her art. In addition to painting, Kate travels world-wide with her husband, Pawel, to offer Sacred Beauty Events that present a unique way of encountering the Lord through Beauty. Like many artists, her love for beauty covers a variety of areas and also inspires her to create faith-filled dance movement as an additional means of sharing the love of God. In each of these avenues of creating and sharing, Kate stands firmly on the teaching of our Catholic Faith, knowing that the Lord is a God of both wonder and order, both are key aspects of a life lived with and for Him. Ultimately, Kate seeks to live her life as a missionary of Divine Beauty, revealing God’s Beauty to as many people as possible and she has been so grateful for the adventure Christ has been leading her and her family on, knowing His grace is all she needs. 

Her paintings are completely immersed in prayer, as she seeks for them to have the very breath of the Lord in each paint stroke, hoping merely to be a vessel

Since 2015, Kate has created with and for the Church through private commissions, collaborations, church commissions, and more.

Trained at the Sacred Art School in Florence Italy 

Served in the States as a Culture Project Missionary, speaking nationally, for three years

Trained in Theology of the Body by the Theology of the Body Institute

Performed as a Company member with Ballet 180 and MM2 Modern Dance

Taught Theology of the Body at the Sacred Art School, IT

Fun Facts About Kate

For the longest time these seemed like two opposing worlds, unable to be as one. Journey after journey across the seas, her two loves began to merge more clearly as she learned the power of using beauty all over the world to speak truth and goodness. Hearts were more readily tasting the sweetness of the Divine when they experienced something truly beautiful. This was and is the greatest hope within her heart, for all to know they are deeply loved by our Heavenly Father.

Kate Capato grew up with a heart for mission work and a passion for the arts.

More of Her Story

Soon enough, the Lord brought along a handsome musician, Pawel, who loves Jesus and the arts just as much as she does. In 2019, he joined her in this journey as her husband and today, under the title of Visual Grace, Kate serves as a missionary of beauty sharing the greatest truth of Love through her sacred art works of painting, dance, and photography. Her husband, Pawel, joins in musically for events and fun collaborations bringing a fuller encounter of the Divine that touches all the senses. As they both grow in love, their arts grow too, enabling the mystery of the Divine to be spread throughout the world.

"Beauty can be found everywhere, even in the seemingly ugly and hard, if we open our hearts and allow the Lord to show us."

Elise earned her bachelors degree in retailing and consumer sciences from the University of Arizona. After working in the retail industry, on both a store and corporate level for over 15 years, she embraced her vocation of being a wife and mother full time. Now, Elise devotes part of her time helping with all of the behind the scenes at Visual Grace!

ELISE JUMBELICK
Admin Assistant 

"Beauty is my little glimpse of Heaven for the day. It gets me excited for what's to come."

A Music Therapist and Catholic Guitarist seeking to use the skills he has carefully crafted to help lead people into a deeper relationship with God. Pawel received his M.A. degree in Music Therapy and worked at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 9 years as a Board-Certified Music Therapist. He now joins his wife, Kate, in this mission of beauty by collaborating at Sacred Beauty Events/Projects and managing the studio shop. 

PAWEL MACHURA
Lead Events Musician & Studio Manager

Meet the Team

Kate was blessed to be on EWTN’s show Women of Grace with Johnnette Williams to discuss her journey to becoming a sacred artist and to speak about the meanings behind some of her pieces. 

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Kate returns to EWTN’s show Women of Grace with Johnnette Williams to discuss Visio Divina and how to hear the Lord through art! 

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Kate was blessed to have her painting, the Lily, be featured on TOBI’s show the Way of Wonder with Bill Donaghy. Kate joins as a surprise to share a bit more about this work.

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Kate presents a Keynote at the GIVEN Gathering in 2022 to encourage women to follow their calling.

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Hear Kate and Pawel speak about their creative process, inspirations and truly embracing God’s call  for their lives as a missionary family.

Shalom World

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Guadalupe radio is here to serve the Church and endeavors to lead souls back to Jesus Christ through His holy Catholic Church, through the use of the powerful medium of radio. In this episode, Kate chats with Larry Massey on Guadalupe Radio about her time growing her skills in Italy and what some of her paintings are all about.

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In 2019 Kate helped create murals for St Joseph Parish in Topeka Kansas through Conrad Schmitt Studios. A handful of painters shared in creating many layers on 14 different murals within the church while other artists reworked the alter, gold leaf, and more throughout the church.

MURAL COLLABORATION

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On this week’s episode of Living Fullness, Padre and Stina sit down with Kate Capato, a Sacred Artist and Speaker from the US to discuss the second transcendental, Beauty. Kate shares how beauty reveals something about God and about man, AND why beauty causes us to ache.

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This podcast will show you how we know what we know through interviews with people that have incredible stories of dedication and perseverance. There’s a joy in discovery. In this episode, Kate Capato gives an in-depth interview about her background and process to her sacred art! 

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A collection of 62 pieces of original art and wisdom by 62 different likable artists. The first five words of the Bible are “In the Beginning, God Created”. Every time we dip our brush in the paint, or set our fingers to the keys, or hit “record”, we mirror in some tiny way that original creation. In this book, some of the foremost Catholic creatives share their own first five words that inspire their work. And each page is illuminated in BEAUTIFUL artwork by a variety of talented artists. Kate was blessed enough to share her original art work, and her reflections on beauty. “Art must speak of beauty in union with truth and goodness”, Kate says. Check out the Created Book below to read more from Kate and other inspiring individuals.

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A community dedicated to uplifting and sharing inspiring Catholic artists of all fields. In their feature, Creation of the Week, they share an oil piece by Kate, firstly, because they are “deeply proud when any of our members creates with this level of craftsmanship”, and secondly, because they feel it “clearly demonstrates the values that we aspire to as a community”. Read more below and support Catholic Creative artists!

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Kate’s art is the cover and featured within The Book of Joseph. The Book of Joseph, aims to dispel the common belief held by many that nothing is known about the saint other than what is mentioned briefly in the Bible. This work, which has been granted the Imprimatur, presents the life of St. Joseph beginning with the faithful prayers of his parents to conceive a son to his birth and childhood, harassment by the devil, his marriage to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the birth and life with Christ, through to the circumstances of his death and his glorification in Heaven. In addition to the theory of the assumption of St. Joseph, his sanctification in the womb and perpetual virginity are discussed.

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A stunning anthology of deeply personal letters, wisdom from women saints, inspiring quotes, reflection questions, art, photography, and prayers that explores what it means to be a woman of faith today. Twenty-five women from a various backgrounds, interests, and states in life including mothers, religious sisters, entrepreneurs, artists, activists, and authors – explore the many ways women live out their unique attentiveness to the human person in the family, in the Church, and in the world. As you read, you will be inspired to reflect on how God is calling you to live your femininity along your own unique life path as you find – and provide for others – a place to belong. Kate Capato was honored to be a part of this book, by writing a letter, along with so many inspiring women.

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