About the Artist

     Kate Goldhouse grew up in Los Angeles, California where she lived with her parents, sister, and a variety of other animals. She began taking art classes when she was six years old and has been painting ever since. Kate graduated from Brown University, receiving a B.A. with Honors in Visual Art. She also studied in art programs at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Otis College of Art and Design, and OxBridge's L'académie de Paris.
     After graduating from Brown, Kate was eager to find a way to combine her passion for painting, her interest in art history, and her appreciation for animals as a career. In 2010 she began painting portraits of animals, which has allowed her to pursue these passions and has given her the opportunity to get to know some wonderful animals and their loving humans. 
     Kate believes that animals and art have much in common. Both have the capacity to open our minds and our hearts in the most beautiful ways. She hopes that each of her paintings inspires viewers to continue loving their own animals and to make connections with all animals.
     Kate now lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has a husband and two rescue dogs, all of whom she completely adores. Kate is currently finishing up graduate school to become a psychotherapist. When she's not in her studio painting or writing papers, Kate is in the kitchen creating delicious vegan recipes or teaching vegan cooking classes, which she writes about at www.kategoldhouse.com.

Kate's Favorite Quotes About Animals:

We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creatures through the glass of his knolwedge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught within ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of earth.
--Henry Beston

Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of civilized society.
--Cesar Chavez

Our task must be to free ourselves...by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
--Albert Einstein

I like animals because they don't punish themselves for their perceived inadequacies. They don't dwell on things of the past nor use them as excuses for behavior in the present. And they don't plan to live some day in the future, they live today, this moment, fully completely, and purely. I like animals because they live their lives with so much more freedom than humans live theirs.
--Laura Moretti

My little dog-- a heartbeat at my feet.
--Edith Wharton

Happy would it be for thousands of people if they could stand at last before the Judgment Seat and say 'I have loved as truly and I have lived as decently as my dog.'
--Henry Ward Beecher

We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are our fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves.
--Cesar Chavez

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.
--Mark Twain

I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.
--Leonardo da Vinci

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
--Alice Walker