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Since graduating from Winchester School of Art, Katy has continued to focus upon her career in Fine-Art Painting. Working from her ancient Victorian studio in York Place, Brighton, she formulates several collections of paintings each year that are exhibited in the U.K. and the Channel Islands.
Exhibiting at Terre a Terre Restaurant, Brighton. April 1-29 also, David Hick's Antiques Gallery, Jersey. May 16-24.
Inspired by the presence of winter within landscape, these evocative paintings focus upon the atmospheric conditions and exquisite quality of light that becomes visible in wilderness during the bleakest season of the year. The artist recalls the sensory experiences of exploring coastal and in-land terrain, from exposed mountainous vantage points, to the shores of the sheltered bays in the Channel Islands.
Through the medium of oil paint, layering of translucent glazes, and resonant use of colour, the essence of nature is distilled within each canvas, so that one is presented with the embodiment of the x-factor that brings a place to life.
This presence is known as the transcendental sublime, an experience of becoming overwhelmed or empowered by the forces of the natural world. One only has to spend a few moments before a brooding stormy sea to become aware of the tremendous power invisibly at work. Many painters of the Romantic Era during the 18th Century were deeply concerned with this concept, as were the Abstract Expressionists of the 1940s, its evolution still retaining its potency in abstract painting today.
By the way, Plemont beach has its own website here.