We are both pleased and honored that artist Kate Rice has chosen the animals of Serenity Farm to feature in her art. Kate is generously donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these pieces to Serenity Farm. Visit the Kate Rice Art Shop Here.
The wonderful picture of Edgar the donkey on our web site is courtesy of Kate Rice. Kate also painted the pictures of Lily the goat and Boots the potbelly pig on our rain barrels at the farm.
Kate Rice has always used art to express herself. She was born in Connecticut but has lived all of her life in Virginia including Falls Church, Fredericksburg, and Tappahannock spending time on family farms, horseback riding, hiking and exploring nature, all of which has given her plenty of inspiration. She is a passionate animal lover and nature admirer. These themes have always played a key role in her work.
Kate studied color theory, painting, and printmaking at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art. After college she stayed in her field by working for Wentworth Gallery in Arlington and then working for several years at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. But her ultimate plan was to be able to work on her own artwork.
In 2015 Kate moved to Front Royal, Virginia and has finally been able to focus on becoming a professional artist. Nowadays she draws, paints, and prints what she sees in nature with a few embellishments. Her art stays as much Virginia-based as possible, since there are so many beautiful plants and animals in this area, especially in the Shenandoah Valley. Her favorites are the bear and the fox, but she still has soft spot for farm animals. She loves to participate in community art shows such as Art at the Mill at the Burwell Morgan Mill in Millwood, Virginia. She also had a solo show of “Mountain Encounters” at the Old Town Welcome Center in Winchester, Virginia in the summer of 2019.