Kate Rafferty studied painting at Belfast College of Art and Design and Sculpture, at St.Martin's College, London, obtaining a B.A. Hons. Degree (Fine Art). In 1974, she took up a teaching post in St. Cecilia's College, Derry, where she was Head of Art from 1991 - 1996. Kate is presently painting full time.
Group Exhibition, Omagh District Council Gallery, 1992.
Group Exhibition, Foyle Arts Centre, Derry, 1995.
Group Exhibition of Irish Landscape Artists, Boston City Hall, USA 1996 & 1997 promoted by American Ambassador to Ireland, Mrs. Jean Kennedy Smith, and the Christeph Gallery, Co. Donegal.
Group Exhibition, The Heritage Library, Derry City 2000.
Group Exhibition, Family Trio, The McGilloway Gallery, Derry City.
The Christeph Gallery, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
Kealy's Seafood Restaurant, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.
The Greendoor Studio, Port-Na-Blagh, Co. Donegal.
Artworks Gallery, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
Tullyarvan Mill, Art Centre, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.
The McGilloway Gallery, Derry City, N. Ireland
Since 1997, Kate has been painting full time and has developed a distinctive style using palette knife techniques. Kate interprets the North West Coast with new eyes. Stripping away the clutter, her work will remind you of those idyllic days with seasonal mists along the shore, breezy blue moments when you could almost be anywhere. The marine activity of working boats and pleasure craft has captured Kate's attention in recent works.