"In my geometric paintings, drafted contours make patterns which are a platform for the interaction of colors. The color choices play with the forward and back of spatial illusion, often confounding expectations of figure and ground. The visual effect of color continuity can run across multiple surfaces and platforms as in the Phosphorescent triptych." - Meryl Blinder
"Striving to capture a dreamy kind of light and a certain stillness of movement, I add layer upon layer and tone upon tone to bring to the surface of the paintings a diffused softness and somewhat complicated simplicity." - Cathy Corcione
"My paintings could be a result of an evolving relationship the individual has with the physical and spiritual world, and making those two parts whole. I’m in search of the fleeting moment that exists between what is real and its abstract counterpart.
The by product of this ideal lends to a greater potential of not fully knowing the outcome, but I would never want to be completely convinced of what I’m doing with the paint; otherwise there would be nothing left for me to look forward to…"
"I paint not just the light, but the air itself and how both light and air affect the edges and colors of the scene depicted. With the right atmospherics, anything and everything can reflect a powerful beauty from smokestacks or headlights on a road to the odd, snaking fingers in a manmade marsh."
Not unlike a display window, my work tends toward the narrative. I like to listen to stories. WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? WHAT'S ABOUT TO HAPPEN? I punctuate with details and spell with color. A breaking wave or an unanticipated color may move my story forward. If not I reserve the power to paint it away or I may bring a more telling prop or situation into the picture.
“My work is about creating a sense of feeling and connection between nature and imagination. The organic qualities of my paintings come from constant construction and deconstruction during the process. My goal is to ultimately create something that lies at the tipping point of abstract and familiarity inviting its viewers to use their own life experiences and insight to evoke an emotion unique to them.”
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Kate has been deeply influenced by her parents, both artists, and her uncle Geoffrey Myers who is a well renowned painter and sculptor with many pieces in galleries around east coast. Kate’s work is best described as evoking a feeling of happiness and tranquility through use of color, layers and composition with a fresh abstract feel. Kate loves to paint layered landscapes both underwater and above in a “primitively modern” style.
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