Kate Belton was born in Philadelphia, USA, and moved to Australia in 1979 with her parents and five siblings. Her family love the arts and many have dabbled in art in some shape or form. Kate has been awarded numerous awards throughout her career. She is a Life Member of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Art Society, serving many years as President or a Committee Member.
She was also one of the founders and inspirations behind the Open Studio’s weekends now a permanent fixture on the Lake Macquarie Council’s annual event calendar. Many Artists have benefited from the knowledge, enthusiasm, experience, generosity and mentoring of this amazing artist. Her passion to share and encourage likeminded people is truly inspiring. Kate has provided the tools and knowledge for many local artists to venture into their own art careers.
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