Kate Kova studied painting, sculpture, music and ballet at the School of Fine Arts in her native Ukraine prior to emigrating to Canada in 1998. She started her painter career in Montreal where she has pursued her studies in art. Her artistic vision has also been shaped by frequent travels all around the world.Having experimented with multiple media, Kate has begun to devote all of her considerable energy and passion for the essence of painting. Relegating subject to secondary status gives full expression to a creative process that navigates between figurative and abstract. Kate strives to imbue her art with the energy and emotion she feels. She is stimulated by the creation of works in situ which fuse with their space and environment. Despite her young age, Kate has already garnered much praise and numerous accolades. She was recently awarded the distinction of “Artiste de releve” by the Académie Internationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec. Kate lives and paints between Montreal and St. Barthelemy.