Kate Flood – Exhibition of Paintings
Tues 21st – Sat 25th April 2015: Open 10.30 – 5pm
Private View – Tues 21st April (6pm – 8pm)
Bath Artist Kate Flood presents a selection of vibrant new oils and watercolours at her exhibition opening on April 21st. Following on from her successful solo show at the Victoria Art Gallery in 2011/12, Kate has been developing a body of work focusing on colour, nature, light and atmosphere.
Seeing nature as “a subject to hang colour on”, Kate can find inspiration in something as small as a knot of wood or as vast as the Moon – interpreting nature in terms of colour is the main drive of Kate’s work. Her love of materials is integral to the painting – viscous oils combined with thin layers of transparent paint form veils of colour adding depth, whilst her fluid watercolours are bursts of rich, lively colour.
Her works combines both Western and Eastern influences – Kate visited Japan twice at the start of the millennium, and the experience has infused her work ever since, particularly in the recurring motifs of the Moon and nature in general. Her colours, especially the blues and gold have been inspired by looking at Medieval manuscripts, other influences include painters such as Gerhardt Richter, Ivon Hitchens and Howard Hodgkin.
As Kate says, “I see these paintings as a natural progression of everything I have done before – as an artist I am on a continuing journey, making a diary of my progress and I record this in the language of colour”.
Kate Flood is based at Black Chalk Studios in Bath.
For more information about her work, please visit her website: www.kateflood.co.uk
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Bath, BA1 1NN