Katharine is a Fine Arts instructor for Painting and Drawing and holds a MFA from the University of North Carolina.
“Through drawing, painting, collage and collagraphic printing, I navigate the interior and exterior spaces of my childhood home. The idea of home is the source for my inspiration. Themes of fragility, place and intimacy inspire and investigate representations of home. From memory, I move through personal domestic spaces with the notion of seeing my home as one image that simultaneously has isolated moments. I unfold the architectural planes through an additive and reductive process. This parallels the process and intention. I break the picture plane and collapse the interior and exterior spaces; which essentially illustrate both inside and outside. These spaces are meaningful as they represent the place where we became who we are. For a child, their home is their universe; it represents youth, emergence, and identity. By recreating my home, certain childhood characteristics resurface in my art making; specifically, that of natural curiosity to explore.”
“My philosophy is to maintain a consistent studio practice. As an artist, it is not always possible to clearly express ideas or subject matter with every painting, and I find that in those moments, it is important to consistently generate as much art as possible to begin to see current and new, shifting patterns in my own work.”