Kate Rijs is a Melbourne based painter who creates colourful light hearted pieces with a folk art feel. Kate is inspired by nature, her travels and all the beautiful little things that adorn our world. Kate studied illustration and hopes to one day write and illustrate children’s picture books.
KATE RIJS LUCKY DIP QUESTIONS
Name your biggest achievement to date:
Learning to overcome the inhibiting effects of perfectionism and create freely from the heart.
Most memorable travel story/ destination
Ooooh now you’ve got me started. I am a bit of a gypsy and could talk travel endlessly! It is so important for me to step out of my comfort zone both for inspiration and to better understand the world. The three destinations that have been most impactful to me are …
Mexico- Creatively this place is so inspiring. The colour, the food, the people, the art and the energy!!! When in Mexico you know where you are. It is so alive and sooo Mexican. I am in love.
Thailand- I have a special island I retreat to every so often. It is a magic little place that is a world of its own. I am going to be selfish and keep this one a secret ☺
Nepal- Travelling here was a dream of mine. The experience was so challenging and so inspiring. The Himalayas!!!! Enough said.