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Since Kate Walton realised she could turn her sketches into a reliable source of income her career has been on a roll.  Interview by Caroline Atkins, photography by Rachel Warne. One of Kate's earliest memories is the bathroom wallpaper of her childhood home. The mid-century design of burnt-orange flowers against a wash of earthy green made such an impression that it eventually led her to make her own wallpaper for a living. The decision, however, was far from immediate - she was to spend years painting people's walls and selling sketches before she got a business off the ground.  Growing up, all Kate knew was that she wanted to do something artistic. She has a cousin who makes ceramics, an...

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