Kate Plum is a professional visual artist based in Tralee, co.Kerry. She studied graphic design, advertising and fine arts.

Kate works with watercolours and acrylics. But in her works she doesn’t always follow the rules, she likes experimenting with these mediums and finding alternative ways of creating her artworks.

Her most favourite subjects to paint are animals, wild alongside with the common ones but especially birds in any kind. Kate says: “We have become time poor to observe, listen and enjoy the simplicity of the nature. With my art I'd love to reintroduce people to the nature and showcase its beauty and uniqueness.”. Her work is particularly pertinent at a time when the world is becoming increasing conscious of biodiversity loss and the extinction of species. She draws our eye to the beauty of the animals and wild life around us, awakening our hearts to take action.

Kate is a member of Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) and International Watercolour Society (IWS). We could see her paintings in Royal Ulster Academy of Arts in Belfast, Siamsa Tire in Tralee, RUA Red Gallery and Painting and Sketching Society in Dublin, national art festivals (K-Fest in co.Kerry, Westival in co.Mayo) and annual charity exhibition "INCOGNITO”.

In January 2020 her painting "Tranquillity" was announced the winner of "Art & Dignity" competition organized by University Hospital Kerry and the Irish Hospice Foundation.