"Incursion" detail (72"x48")
“Katy seeks to find the essence of places and things in her images without seeking to define the things themselves... Her paintings are organic and dynamic, yet honed: spontaneity and energy are just as important as deliberation, composition and application of materials. In working large, Katy can realize the reach of her own physicality and fully immerse herself into each work of art. The result is an undeniable connection with the visual image and the artist herself.”
The most recent body of work, “Remnants for Rebirth,” is representative of the deep and enduring feelings of angst, vulnerability and connectivity that I have experienced during these times of chaos and unrest. This began during a number of tragic events in late 2019 with the sinking of the dive boat “Conception” off the the Channel Islands, and culminates with the current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the confrontation of deep racial divide in our country as revealed most keenly via the Black Lives Matter movement. As an artist the most honest thing to do is respond with work that is created with the deepest personal expression of authenticity, and this body of 14 paintings is my attempt at that. Please contact me for more info about their current showings.