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Kate Montgomery‘s paintings exhibited at Long & Ryle Ltd are a look behind the curtains, private moments and domestic quiet. The narrative can be solitary, dreamlike or thoughtful, the subject is often an exploration of personal narratives or inspired by the lives of Kate’s own daughters, occasionally by an unusual historical tale. Childhood features strongly with many paintings depicting a parlour game or a mysterious scene from imaginative play. There is a suggestion of interior spaces associated with female responsibility, creativity and desire – silent houses with children outside, workrooms, a costume gallery.