1952 - ?

Katie Millard

As Catherine J. Millard, she was born at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire in 1952, daughter of Frederick Harold Cleaford Millard (1920-2007), an engineer, and his wife Irene née Carter, who married in Lincolnshire in 1950. When Katie was aged 6, the family moved to Suffolk, and she was educated at The Silver Jubilee School for Girls, Bury St Edmund's and on leaving school at the age of 18, with a range of exams, worked as a secretary until taking a position as a dresser at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmund's, also arranging the lighting and propping. She then took a Foundation Year in Art at Ipswich followed by a further three years 1975-1978 at St Martins Central School of Art and Design, London, studying for a BA (hons) degree in Theatre and Costume. For many years Katie worked as a freelance, on a variety of shows for the West End, television, and Glyndebourne Opera House. Returning to the countryside, took a change in direction by teaching herself watercolour painting and since the 1980s has developed her own style, a distillation of the landscape, being drawn to the sea on which she has concentrated. Katie Millard has taken part in many exhibitions in East Anglia and in two groups which she started 'Norfolk Arts' in Burnham Overy Staithe for over 20 years and 'Artworks', Rougham, Bury St Edmund's for over ten years. She is also the instigator and creative mind of 'Crafts' at Blackthorpe Barn which she started 18 years ago with its owner George Agnew. As Kathryn Millard, she exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society from 75 King Edward Road, Ipswich in 1990, two paintings 'St David's' and 'Milford Haven'. She has permanent exhibitions at Holkham Gallery, Holkham and The White Horse Hotel, Blakeney, both on the North Norfolk coast. Katie also runs art courses at her studio at Moat Cottage, Moat Lane, Rougham, Bury St Edmund's.

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