Artist's Statement

Statement

Kate is a Blue Mountains based Artist 

 

"Living in the Blue Mountains I am lucky enough to be surrounded by the immense beauty of the National Park and feel constantly inspired to be creative. I enjoy painting in a variety of styles from abstract art, nature art and landscapes. Nature is the source of inspiration for all of my artwork. 

Painting for me is an intuitive process of personal discovery. I love working with colour and texture, line and pattern to create art that I hope will uplift people.”

Kates’ work is a poetic exploration of balance and harmony creating a sense of freedom and playfulness. Colour, form, pattern and texture are  interwoven to create her dynamic pieces. Kates’ style is diverse including pure abstracts, collage, landscapes and semi abstracted floral paintings.

Her work is simultaneously personal and collective, referencing the emotional and spiritual landscape underpinning her work.

Process

I find a direct correlation between making art and living life. The harder I try and control the process, the more difficult the journey.

An Initial impulse to explore a particular colour palette seen in nature sparks my journey, then without a map, I explore, walking in the dark. The practice then is to trust my own intuitive knowing. And the  playful and mysterious unfolding of the work. My  challenge then is to continually surrender to the materials and to remain present and attuned to allow the mediums to speak for themselves.

I remain open to serendipity that will bring a new aliveness and freshness to the surface.

Kate exhibits her work exclusively at the Kate Soady Gallery at Moontree, Leura in the Blue Mountains, Australia.

Like music and poetry I am looking to express rhythm, tone, melody, beauty and harmony in a visual expression.