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About Varied / Professional Cate van AlphenFemale/United Kingdom Recent Activity
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Frogs and Flowers vase :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 5 0 17 Dscf5746 :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 7 0 Indigo cubes :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 1 0 Easter Egg 2016 :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 4 2 The Road Home :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 0 1 Humbug earrings :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 1 0 Purple polka-dot pendant :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 1 0 Wonky cube beads :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 1 0 Bead Habitat :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 1 2 Sheep medallion :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 0 0 Sheepscape necklace :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 1 0 Hello World :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 1 0 Orange and copper earrings :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 0 0 Patchwork bead earrings :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 0 0 Kaleidoscope Dangle earrings :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 0 0 Faux cross stitch earrings :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 0 0

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Cate van Alphen
Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom
I was born and grew up in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa until 1997 when I came to England. Since then I have lived in different parts of the UK including Scotland, where I completed my BA in Computer Arts at the University of Abertay Dundee (2004), and a Portfolio Development course at Dundee College. While at University I sold my pictures through The Gallery in Sedbergh, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

I have worked in a realistic style and also more intuitively to create abstract, inspirational and decorative works. I love to work with colour and I am fascinated by the simplicity of shape and line to which form can be reduced.

Currently I live in Cumbria, where I make polymer clay jewellery that I sell at the Craftworkshop - a co-operative venture with a variety of local crafters.

If you would like to sponsor me, please have a look at my Patreon page.


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Priscillascreations Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the Watch.
cvalphen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the eye candy ;)
janclark Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Thanks for the fav. :) (Smile) 
Fleur-de-Irk Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thank you for +fav
raqeeba Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
"Water hands" is a mesmerising piece of work.
cvalphen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it :)
vericone Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You very much for favin' :)
BartoszCiba Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks for the watch :)
Alkhymeia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for Watch :D
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav! Sorry to be so slow ..away a bit and v. busy. Do appreciate your support of my work!
best wishes!
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