Skip to main content

Kate Brinkworth

Kate Brinkworth hand-painted chess sets photo by Bartholomew Hawkins

Kate Brinkworth is a highly respected and internationally exhibiting British artist who graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University in 2000. She works predominantly in oils. Kate’s fascination with the themes of games, vice and the art of cinematography continues to provide great artistic stimulus.

Kate Brinkworth hand painted chess set

Golden Coke chess set

My first chess set design was influenced by a previous painting of mine depicting brightly lit, ‘Golden Coke’ bottles. The unique design of each individual piece is inspired by reflections, patterns and contrast of tones found in these glass objects. I am especially interested in the effects of light, shadow, focal points and reflections and I am fascinated with the contrast between transparent and opaque objects.”

Dice chess sets

My recent chess sets have the theme of casino dice. There is always that question of which influences life more, careful planning or chance and luck?

Chess is a game of pure strategy and skill, whereas a game played with dice cannot be planned. Such a game relies on chance, is heavy with risk and is unpredictable. The chess pieces are painted with designs based on the dice I use in my paintings, echoing this very aspect: luck and chance vs strategy.

Painting in image gallery by Kate Brinkworth: “Binions” (90cm x 135cm)


We are delighted to be able to offer a bespoke service for our Art games. If you would like to enquire further about commissioning Kate Brinkworth to create a unique hand-painted Art Chess, Backgammon, Checkers or Chutes/Snakes & Ladders set specially for you, please get in touch via our Contact Form below.


Kate Brinkworth Binions painting, hand-painted chess sets studio photo by Bartholomew Hawkins


Join our Newsletter
Sign up for our newsletter and be the first to know about new products, exclusive events, special offers and more!