Kate Starling

Kate Starling is an oil painter who lives and works in the canyons of southern Utah. Having earned a degree in geology, she spent years working outside as a geologist and National Park ranger. After formal academic art training from 1988 - 1995 she devoted her work to painting the landscape. Educated in the importance of painting directly from observation she has spent years painting outside, learning the way light plays on the land. Now she splits her time between the roadways and trails surrounding her home and the studio.

Starling’s paintings portray the natural world and focus on communicating a sense of place, atmosphere and dazzling light, retaining the immediacy of the painting experience. She knows the strength of emotion that the landscape seen in a particular light can trigger in her – she strives to paint in such a way that memory and emotion are triggered in the people who see her work.

Member, Plein Air Painters of America, 2014

Selected Listing of Exhibitions:
2014 The Wild Side, Catalina Island Conservancy, Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Balboa, CA
2001-14 Maynard Dixon Country, Mt. Carmel, UT
2014 Way Out West, Knowlton Gallery, Lodi, CA
2006-14 Settlers West Miniature Show, Tucson, AZ
2013 Celebrating Summer, Plein Air Painters Of America, Wausau, WI
2008 Zion Centential”, St. George, UT
2008 Wet Paint”, Coleman Fine Art, Charleston, SC
2003 Art for the Parks” Mini 50 Competition, Jackson, WY
2002 Distance and Space”, St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT

2009 Collector’s Choice Award, Maynard Dixon Country, Mt. Carmel, UT
2006 Milford Zornes Award, Maynard Dixon Country, Mt. Carmel, UT
2004 Best Oil Painting, Maynard Dixon Country, Mt. Carmel, UT
2003 Award of Merit, Utah Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
2001 Solo Show Award, “The Regional”, St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT
2001 Popular Choice Award, “Maynard Dixon Country 2001”, , Mt. Carmel, UT
2001 Honorable Mention, “Carmel Art Festival Plein Air 2001”, Carmel, CA
2001 Best of Show and Purchase Award, “St. George Art Festival”, St. George, UT
2001 Award for Best Desert and Mountains”, “Plein Air Tucson 2001”, Tucson, AZ

2014 Stephen M. Doherty, “Make Big, Bold Statements”, Plein Air Magazine, January
2009 Rosemary Carstens, “Home Ground”, Southwest Art , October
2008 Geoff Wichert, “Redrock Renaissance”, Wasatch Journal

1994-95 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR: Graduate Painting Program
1989-92 Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT: Drawing and Painting Instruction
1975-78 Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ: Bachelor of Science-Geology

La Fave Gallery, Springdale, UT


Rocky Wash

Sold H 24 x W 30

Big Bend

$5,500.00 • H 20 x W 30

Autumn River

$1,395.00 • H 10 x W 12

Glacial Melt

$1,395.00 • H 0 x W 12

Moenkopi Frieze

$17,000.00 • H 50 x W 48

Clear Creek

$14,000.00 • H 48 x W 40

Gooseberry Cloud

$22,000.00 • H 50 x W 60

Zion Slickrock

$1,895.00 • H 16 x W 12


Workshops, Competitions, Exhibitions, Etc.

Events To Be Announced


LaFave Gallery

1214 Zion Park Boulevard
Springdale, Utah



The Illume Gallery of Fine Art

60 E. South Temple, Suite # 115
Salt Lake City, Utah



Del Monte Fine Art

6th Avenue Between Dolores & San Carlos Streets
Carmel, California 93921

(831) 626-1100


Bingham Gallery

2200 South State Street
Mt. Carmel, Utah



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