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Take Five with Kate Enters

Kate Enters is an artist, the Founder & Director of ArtCan, Editor at Large for STATEf22 magazine and monthly arts Features Writer for Wall Street International magazine’s online arts pages. 

As a painter, Kate responds to her contemporary life in London creating paintings that depict moments in time through stylised compositions borrowing from vintage scenes, quotations, book titles as well as taking a wry look at social media, all conveyed through her own mix of wit and pathos. 

ArtCan is Kate’s innovation, a non-profit arts organisation that supports artists through profile raising activities and exhibitions, an open network of ‘likeminded’ peers, and practical support structures. Kate’s ability to curate, produce and manage art events, honed through her background in events management for high end art museums and celebrity charity events and arts PR, responds to the need for more opportunities for artists to show work on their own terms.

In your professional life, what is the single best thing about what you do?

The fact that I am surrounded by creatives. The energy and vibrancy of how artists look at the world means I am always learning and kept on my toes. And if you’re not constantly learning and growing in your professional and personal life then what is the point? I also firmly believe that creatives are an essential slice of society and I will do all I can to provide platforms for their voices to be heard and supported. 

Do you have a creative hero / heroine and if so, why?

Frida Kahlo. Her art was truly a genuine extension of herself and the world she lived in. This confidence of personal expression is inspirational, and I remind myself to trust my individuality even when it seems to be going against the grain. The fact she maintained such poise despite her serious challenges and struggles provides a serious reality check when I am low and questioning my own art and its placement within the world.  

What piece of advice do you wish you had been given at the beginning of your career?

I feel lucky as was given a brilliant piece of advice when I came out of art school. And that was that everyone is human, and clear communication is key. Therefore be brave, just ask if you need answers, be generous and adaptable and know that absolutely everyone is still a little kid who loves hugs inside. 

If you hit a creative block, what is your top tip for getting through it?

Do something else. Just stop that particular world and get off it for a while. It’s amazing what head space can do to re-set your priorities and give you the perspective you need to continue your creative path. Sometimes that block is there for a reason – respect it, give it space and then acknowledge it for what it is. As an artist I have learnt to feel absolutely fine with leaving something that wasn’t working behind me. It is what it is and it just wasn’t meant to be.

And finally, for fun, if you were a shoe, what type of shoe would you be and why?

On my right foot I’m a glorious sparkly stiletto, tip tapping and dancing my way through my life. On my left foot I am a sensible, brilliant and sturdy boot, grounding me. It is a reminder to look after myself, take stock and feel balanced. This is not an incidental scenario, my weak ankle (I snapped my Achilles four years ago) has proven to be a barometer to my life and how much I can take on at any one time. 

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