Kate Davis

Artist Kate’s legacy to Clatterbridge charity

Radio Clatterbridge listeners have heard how the legacy of a former patient at Clatterbridge will benefit one of the charities on the health park.

Kate Davis passed away in 2015 at Wirral Hospice St John’s but now her artwork is going on sale so others can also appreciate her talent.

Kate’s son Richard and his wife Jane have decided to sell off 40 of her pieces in aid of the charity.

They explained to Coffee Club presenter Steve Evans how she developed her skills in her 50s but had admired paintings for all of her life.

“She loved art from an early age. She used to go to London on the train to visit galleries.” – Richard Davis

Some of Kate Davis' artwork
Some of Kate Davis’ artwork

Richard explained how, in her later years, Kate joined Grosvenor Art Society, and Heswall Ladies’ Art Group and Deeside Art Group where she won a number of awards.

She worked on portraits, still life and wildlife paintings as a hobby but had displayed her work in the Willliamson Art Gallery and at Theatre Clwyd.

“She was incredibly talented and passionate and was inspired by everyday things.” – Jane Davis

Kate was diagnosed with cancer in April 2015 and treated at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

However, the cancer returned and she died in the hospice that November.

Her family says she would be really happy to share her art so others can appreciate the work she created.

The exhibition and sale will be held in the Education Room at Wirral Hospice St John’s on Sunday 29th April from 10am-4pm.