Last month, I was working in the London Coca-Cola Great Britain office and had the opportunity to interview artist Kate Brinkworth in her home studio outside the city. Kate, who lives with her husband and newborn baby, was nice enough to invite me in with my camera to discuss her art featuring the Coca-Cola bottle.
In her backyard studio, I was able see some of her in-progress work and discuss her painting approach. It’s a small space crammed with inspirational items, paints and brushes and, of course, glass Coca-Cola bottles.
After we spoke, Kate tied on her apron and demonstrated how she starts by drawing the contour Coke bottle. It was fascinating to see how detailed the process is and how Kate thinks through each step. She told me how surprised she was when she found out that the The
As I headed back to central London on the train, I thought about the pieces of Kate’s art we have in the archives, and it made me love them even more after seeing the detail and thoughtfulness she put into each painting. I can’t wait to see what she does next.
Justine Fletcher is processing archivist at The Coca-Cola Company and based in Atlanta. Read about her trip to the
More on Journey
The Enduring Design Legacy of the
Going once, going twice: behind the bidding at a
'I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke' (in 4k): Remastering A Classic
Behind the scenes of the Capital Jingle Bell Ball with
- Schweppshire, Schweppsylvania, Schweppervescence: The 200-year history of Schweppes advertising