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Katty McMurray at the Ingo Fincke Gallery

Katty McMurray has built up a loyal

following since graduating from The

Chelsea School of Art in 1991. Over the

past two decades she has continued to

have sell out exhibitions in London and

around the country, her forthcoming

show at the Ingo Fincke Gallery (April

2012) with new paintings of London,

alongside her classic scenes of Devon

and Cornwall, looks to be no exception.

Her work is exhibited regularly in London and around the

country but the Ingo Fincke Gallery is particularly close to her

heart – they offered her, her first show in 1992 straight after

leaving Chelsea… it was a storming success and sold out in

a matter of hours! Since then she has gone from strength to

strength and is now exhibited widely at all the major London

Art Fairs and leading London galleries.

Her relationship with the Ingo Fincke gallery has always been

professional, but also a personal one, and this year Katty

married Ben Fincke! They have two children, Ingo and Otto


The Ingo Fincke Gallery was established in 1959 by Ingo, Ben

and Kira’s father, who turned it from a run down antiques shop

into a small picture framers. Over the last 20 years, Ben and

Kira have turned it into a highly successful and beautiful, gallery

and framers, and are now the longest running business in

Battersea and have recently celebrated their 50th anniversary!

Picture framing and galleries have featured strongly in Katty’s

life as her father had a gallery and framers in Victoria, London.


Ingo Fincke Gallery, London - April 2012

The Curwen Gallery, London - September 2008

The Fairfax Gallery, London - September 2006

Cambridge Contemporary Art - April 2005

The Fairfax Gallery - September 2004

CCA Galleries, London - 2000 and 2001

CCA Galleries, Farnham - 2001

Zella Gallery, Chelsea, London - 1997 and 1998

Open House, Brighton Festival - 1999 and 2000

The Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea Park, London - 1996 and 1998

Lyndons Fine Art, London (Portobello Open Prize winner, May 1997)

The Horsham Arts Centre, Horsham - 1995


Great Ormond Street Hospital, London - 2007/2008 (18 paintings

bought for patient hotel)

Drawings of London landmarks for The Hoxton Hotel - 2006

Series of paintings for ‘Harbour Way’, Shoreham-by-Sea - 2005

Limited edition screen prints published by Artizan Editions - 1999 - 2011

Limited edition screen prints published by CCA Galleries - 2000, 2001

Brighton Festival Poster - 1999

Commission for the Cunard Cruise Liner, ‘Queen Victoria’ - 2004


top left: Clovelly, top right: New Quay,

above: Queueing for coffee, Borough market

Ten years ago she opened her own gallery under the arches

on Brighton Seafront….the ‘Two Kats and a Cow ’ this is now

the longest running gallery in Brighton.

Katty’s collectors enjoy the quiet naivety of her paintings.

Her landscapes and seascapes are deceptively simple and

serenely evocative. Cool blue-greys and earthy shades infuse

her work with dashes of red. Her work is always calming - never

shocking, and highly collectable.

Katty has enjoyed some high profile commissions including

Great Ormond Street, (18 paintings purchased for their patients

hotel) and The Hoxton Hotel, (commissioned drawings of

London landmarks which were reproduced over 200 times

throughout the hotel and a 15 metre panoramic of London

which was put onto the glass reception area)

Her handmade screen prints are published through Artizan


Alongside her paintings, Katty is known for her simple line

drawings. These are often drawn with a continuous line and

have appeared in, Country Living, The Independent and

Coast Magazine amongst others.

Katty will be exhibiting at the Ingo

Fincke Gallery (

from the 16-28th April.

For a catalogue, please email kira@ or call her on

020 7228 7966 or 07966 276004.