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
COMMISSIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
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 (www.ingofincke.com)
from the 16-28th April.
For a catalogue, please email kira@
ingofincke.com or call her on
020 7228 7966 or 07966 276004.