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Kate, equipped with the artistic skillset, heavily influenced by the Renaissance Masters and Theological Foundations of our Faith, due to her time studying in Florence, Italy, offers a means to make these hopes a reality!

Original Paintings for your Sacred Spaces

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KATE, EQUIPPED WITH THE ARTISTIC SKILLSET, HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY THE RENAISSANCE MASTERS AND THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF OUR FAITH, DUE TO HER TIME STUDYING IN FLORENCE, ITALY, OFFERS A MEANS TO MAKE THESE HOPES A REALITY!

HAVE YOU
NOTICED THE NEED FOR MORE SACRED BEAUTY WITHIN YOUR CHURCH & COMMUNITY?


DO YOU
HAVE THAT DESIRE TO CUT THROUGH THE LIES OF THE CULTURE AND BUILD UP THE CHURCH?

MAYBE YOU
HOPE TO LEAN IN TO YOUR HOME TRULY BEING A DOMESTIC CHURCH AND KNOW BEAUTY IS A MUST?

Have you Noticed?

Kate Shares

It is a prayer-filled journey. A commissioner would communicate their hope to Kate and she takes it and prays with it, asking the Lord to guide and inspire the image. He is the main artist. Once receiving from the Holy Spirit, sketches are created to propose several options to choose from. From there, real models are used to actualize the chosen composition and the final work is painted in oil paints on a fine linen canvas. Kate consistently communicates with each commissioner and continues to pray throughout, making it a process that is ultimately lead by the Holy Spirit.

What is the Process like?

Commission Kate to Create A Sacred Painting

1. You see the deep value of Sacred Beauty not just in your own life but for evangelizing our world. 

2. You are looking to invest in a work of art that is truly sacred and high-quality to last for generations to come, versus just want something quick/ for decoration. 
 
3. You have an open heart to how the Holy Spirit works through Kate’s skills to portray your theme. This is key in the process as it truly is a collaboration of; The Lord, Kate, and you. This means you may have an idea of how it will look but you are open to seeing how it will flesh out uniquely after you share it with Kate and she prays with it. 
4. You already love the work Kate has created and the style in which she works!
 
5. You are someone with a general theme/idea on your heart and are open to sharing the why behind that theme (what it means to you). From there, you are open to Kate composing the work through much prayer and contemplation. 

6. You seek to have this artwork to be used for prayer in your church or prayer space, as a further means of encountering the Lord and to share His love with others. 

Commissioning a New Painting, through Kate, is a great fit for you If...

Commissioning a New Painting, through Kate, is a great fit for you If...

1. You see the deep value of Sacred Beauty not just in your own life but for evangelizing our world. 


2. You are looking to invest in a work of art that is truly sacred and high-quality to last for generations to come, versus just want something quick/ for decoration. 
 

3. You have an open heart to how the Holy Spirit works through Kate’s skills to portray your theme. This is key in the process as it truly is a collaboration of; The Lord, Kate, and you. This means you may have an idea of how it will look but you are open to seeing how it will flesh out uniquely after you share it with Kate and she prays with it. 


4. You already love the work Kate has created and the style in which she works!
 
 

5. You are someone with a general theme/idea on your heart and are open to sharing the why behind that theme (what it means to you). From there, you are open to Kate composing the work through much prayer and contemplation.

6. YOU SEEK TO HAVE THIS ARTWORK TO BE USED FOR PRAYER IN YOUR CHURCH OR PRAYER SPACE, AS A FURTHER MEANS OF ENCOUNTERING THE LORD AND TO SHARE HIS LOVE WITH OTHERS.

DeVon Coolman

This painting certainly holds the power of raising our minds and hearts to God. I receive great joy also in knowing many prayers went into creating this painting. What makes Kate’s work that much more magnificent is the fact that it’s the fruit of her own prayer. It’s not just art, it truly is sacred art.

"What makes Kate’s work that much more magnificent is the fact that it’s the fruit of her own prayer. It’s not just art, it truly is sacred art."

what others are saying

Alex Corridoni 

I knew what I wanted to say or show in the painting but had no idea of how to actually express it. It was as if God was the mediator between myself and Kate, allowing her to understand and interpret what I wanted through her art. I’ve never experienced something like it in my life.

"It was as if God was the mediator between myself and Kate, allowing her to understand and interpret what I wanted through her art."

Jenn Routh

I had a very clear picture in my mind of this scene from scripture that was very important to me. Working with Kate to bring it to life was a dream come true. It was so evident that Kate infuses her talent and professionalism with a very deep prayer life and inspiration from the Holy Spirit. I struggled to find the right words to convey the vision I had for this, but she asked the Holy Spirit to guide her and when she showed me the image, I was immediately (and involuntarily!) moved to tears. She nailed it - it was exactly as it was in my head. The final painting turned out just as I had imagined and it brings so much joy to see it every day. We are already dreaming up the next thing to work with Kate on. She is a delightful person and wonderful to work with.

"She asked the Holy Spirit to guide her and when she showed me the image, I was immediately (and involuntarily!) moved to tears."

Mary Colleen

This was our first experience commissioning art and Kate made the process simple and seamless! We truly appreciated the time and prayer that she put into each step of the creative process because it resulted in a true and beautiful devotional that will be in our home for years to come.

"The time and prayer she put in resulted in a true and beautiful devotional that will be in our home for years to come."

This Process may not be a good fit for you if...

If you are already set on the exact composition or want a precise replica of what is in your mind or in a photo/another painting you have seen, it may not be a good fit as this limits Kate’s creative skills and can even cross over to copyright infringement. While Kate is happy to see what inspires you, she will not copy other work due to work integrity and specific technique requirements on her end. Please also note, what may work in photos you have seen or movies, often will not translate well into a classical painting. So if you want something exactly like or very close to a photo or movie you have seen and are less open to a translation of those moments, Kate may not be the best fit for your needs.

If you are already set on the exact composition or want a precise replica of what is in your mind or in a photo/another painting you have seen, it may not be a good fit as this limits Kate’s creative skills and can even cross over to copyright infringement. While Kate is happy to see what inspires you, she will not copy other work due to work integrity and specific technique requirements on her end. Please also note, what may work in photos you have seen or movies, often will not translate well into a classical painting. So if you want something exactly like or very close to a photo or movie you have seen and are less open to a translation of those moments, Kate may not be the best fit for your needs.

This Process may not be a good fit for you if

You are looking for something fast. Kate works in prayer and many layers, this process will be a journey and cannot be rushed. In addition to the wait time (due to others in line), each work takes a minimum of 4 months to be ready due to the full process and dry times needed.

This Process may not be a good fit for you if

You have no idea what you want yet…this may mean you wait a bit until you formulate a general theme and reason for the creation of the art (Key word is general, as you don’t need to come up with the whole idea). Unless you truly just want anything original by Kate and have no preference. Why is it recommended to wait a bit if you are not sure ? Prices are based off of the time it takes to create a work and often when someone is not sure of what they want the sketching stage is extended which will increase your fees and time frame.

This Process may not be a good fit for you if

DO YOU CREATE FOR CHURCHES OR HOMES?

Both! The goal is for the images to be used for prayer which can be done in your church, home space or any other place of prayer. 

WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU USE?

Kate paints with oil paints on linen or on wood. 

DO I NEED TO FIGURE OUT THE EXACT IDEA UPFRONT?

No! All you need to do is know the why behind the image and which Saint or aspect of Christ etc you want most portrayed. It is Kate's job to pray and come up with the composition and details. In fact, it is much better if you come with an open idea to truly let the Holy Spirit lead. 

HOW LONG IS THE PROCESS? 

The time varies from 4 to 10 months (longer for murals) depending on size and theme. It is best to connect with Kate to have a better idea. Please also note, it is common to have a wait time before your project would begin as Kate is often already booked with several commissions. 

DO YOU OFFER MURAL SIZES FOR CHURCHES?

Yes! Kate loves working large and especially loves painting for churches for folks to pray with an image for years to come. Contact for your personal price proposal. 

HOW MUCH DOES A PAINTING COST?

Average cost of Custom Paintings fall in the 7k to 11k range, prices go up or down from there, depending on size and theme. Please contact Kate for a more precise quote depending on size, theme, and details. 


DO YOU OFFER PORTRAITS?

Kate paints Sacred Images made for prayer and does not currently offer portraits. Please note, however, that there are creative ways to incorporate loved ones into a sacred image through symbology and more. It is best to chat with Kate for more information.


DO YOU DO BOOK COVERS?

Yes. However, please note, this would be a regular commission and then a licensing fee in addition to the commission. Or, it is possible to license a work that has already been created. Please contact Kate for further info. 


CAN YOU PAINT FROM A PHOTO I HAVE?

Kate typically will not use a photo of yours to paint as she works with real models and her own created reference images to create a work. Most often photos are not suitable for painting due to low quality or proportions being off etc. If you would like to discuss your thoughts, please reach out today for more information. 


CAN I SEE YOUR ART LIVE FIRST?

Sure! Feel free to reach out to Kate to schedule a visit to her studio in Philadelphia, otherwise, check out the events calendar to see if she is coming near you soon. 

DO YOU HAVE ANY ORIGINALS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE?

Most likely there are some still available! The best way to get this answer is to reach out and Kate will send you a current list of what is available to purchase. 

CAN MY FAMILY MEMBER BE IN IT?

Kate offers Sacred works that focus on the Saints, Jesus, Marian titles, Theological topics and Biblical topics. She uses real models so will not work from any photos that you may have. While Kate does not offer putting any family members into images, Chat with Kate to see about other creative alternatives to reference what is important to you through things like symbology. 



common questions

 All of these well known saints, you see here, prayed deeply and lived lives of great virtue. This image is a simple reflection of the power prayer has to bring us together into the communion of saints. All united under the name of Christ along our journey of life. Time is of no importance in this journey, for we are all united with our Lord. Furthermore, in prayer, Christ is born within us. As you can see the Blessed Mother is impregnated with Our Savior. This happens within us to us too when we pray much.

Let us walk together in prayer.
Here are some powerful reflections of prayer by JP2 and Mother T:
“Remember that you are never alone, Christ is with you on your journey every day of your lives! He has called you and chosen you to live in the freedom of the children of God. Turn to Him in prayer and in love. Ask Him to grant you the courage and strength to live in this freedom always. Walk with Him who is ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life.’”

“The Rosary is my favorite prayer. A marvelous prayer! Marvelous in its simplicity and its depth. In the prayer we repeat many times the words that the Virgin Mary heard from the Archangel, and from her kinswoman Elizabeth.”

“Prayer, intimate dialogue with the One who is calling you to be His disciples, must come first. Be generous in your active life … and be deeply immersed in the contemplation of God’s mystery. Make the Eucharist the heart of your day.”

“Prayer joined to sacrifice constitutes the most powerful force in human history.”

“If you really wish to follow Christ, if you want your love for him to grow and