kitty wigmore


Kitty Wigmore, member

Specialisation: Watercolours - Ethnic portraits

Kitty was born in Belize (formerly British Honduras) in 1939. She attended St Catherine's Academy, Belize, from age 5 to 16 years, where she first started painting
and she obtained a distinction in Art in the Cambridge Overseas Certificate Examinations. From age 18 to 21 she studied music and art at Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, USA and subsequently at the Institute of European Studies and the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

Kitty has been married to Bruce for 47 years and they have 5 children and 12 grandchildren. The early years of her marriage were spent bringing up 5 children
and moving around the UK and overseas with her husband, who was in the RAF. As a consequence her opportunities to develope her artistic talents were limited.
They moved to Rutland in 1985 and have lived in Oakham since May 1986.

Kitty was an active member of Oakham Art Group for 15 years and remains an Honorary Member of the Group. She joined the Guild of Fine Artists in April 2010.
She has exhibited at various venues in Oakham and Stamford. Kitty has completed many private commissions and her work includes designing the cover for the book "Time in Rutland" and painting a large muriel of "Saxon Villagers" in Oakham Museum

Kitty's main specialisatio is painting ethnic portraits in watercolours but she is equally at home in oils, guach, pastels and karisma crayons.