Colours of Kate

Artwork by Rachel McDermott


About Colours Of Kate

Meet Rachel McDermott

Four years after the death of her only child Kate, Rachel found herself stuck in the crushing grief that comes with the loss of a child. Functioning by day and drowning her sorrows by night, Rachel knew Kate would not recognise the person she had become so she decided to put down her crutch, pick up a paintbrush and paint colour where the pain was. A wonderful thing happened…


Rachel at Work


What People Are Saying


“A Little Bit Of Ireland”

“I love my painting by Rachel McDermott. Now I have a little bit of Ireland in my apartment to lift my
spirits every day. Dealing with Rachel was like dealing with a friend, a good friend.

Jack Perry – New York

“Portrait Of A Dear Friend”

“Characterized by compassion, understanding and good fun, working with Rachel was ridiculously easy, especially for someone like me with no prior experience of the process, thank you, Rachel” 

Diarmuid O’Donovan – Rathfarnham

“I Just Knew It Was For Me”

“When I saw the beautiful robin painted by Rachel I just knew it was for me. Rachel’s stunning image,
which I call Jimmy after my dad, takes pride of place on my wall and every day reminds me of the
presence and eternal unconditional love of my Dad. I love it.

Barbara Allen – Dublin

“Beautiful Innocent Quality”

“Rachel’s work has captivated my thoughts since I first ordered one of her fox paintings. There is a
beautiful innocent quality to all of what she paints. The whole experience was wonderful. I felt like I had
been given such a gift”.

Mark Geary – Musician

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