"Kate is a passionate, well informed champion of Australian contemporary art. I found her to be instantly personable and quite without ego. These qualities always ensure dealings with her are intuitive, relaxed and pleasurable. In short, Kate imparts the sense that one is in safe hands, the art market can be a treacherous environment, trust is a quality highly prized..."
David Hulme, Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants, Sydney:
"Kate Smith has not only an extraordinary art collection, but also a phenomenal passion for the arts. Her skills go far beyond simply being able to find great art to add to her own collection. The artists that Kate nurtures are only matched by her own talents of finding them. I am always interested in the artists that Kate is presenting."
"Kate Smith's dynamic energy & effervescent personality is combined with her extensive knowledge & love of art. She has been an inspiration to me in my art practice."
Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask. Robert Motherwell