As a painter, Katherine approaches every blank canvas with no preconceived ideas. It’s that invitation to the unknown that begins the process.
Recalling a place or a moment of time, she enters the canvas with swaths of paint and loose line drawings. There is often a reference to pull from - such as a landscape or a memory. Layers of paint create depth and mystery while brush marks and pencil lines feel raw and exposed. The interplay of color is organically and purposefully mixed. Paint is applied as thin washes for transparency and thick and heavy to create textural surfaces. Spills and splatters are often encouraged and incorporated into the composition.