Windowscape, 2013 | acrylic, oil and graphite over paper on canvas | 20 x 20" Windowscape, 2013 | acrylic, oil and graphite over paper on canvas | 20 x 20"
Windowscape, 2013 | acrylic, oil and graphite over paper on canvas | 20 x 20" Water and Light, 2013 | acrylic, oil and graphite over paper on board | 16 x 20"
Windowscape, 2013 | acrylic, oil and graphite over paper on canvas | 20 x 20" Sliverscape, 2012 | encaustic and collage on board | 12 x 16"
Windowscape, 2013 | acrylic, oil and graphite over paper on canvas | 20 x 20" Romance of Our Printed Past | oil, acrylic, graphite over paper on canvas | 48 x 48"
Windowscape, 2013 | acrylic, oil and graphite over paper on canvas | 20 x 20" PS I love you 1, 2013 | acrylic, oil, graphite and collage on canvas | 22 x 28"
Windowscape, 2013 | acrylic, oil and graphite over paper on canvas | 20 x 20" PS I love you 2, 2013 | acrylic, oil, graphite and collage on canvas | 22 x 28"
Windowscape, 2013 | acrylic, oil and graphite over paper on canvas | 20 x 20" Little Landscape | oil, acrylic, graphite over paper on board | 6 x 6"

Katherine Mead

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My work always seems to be rooted in my architectural background — the prism through which I seem to view the world. Graphic blocks of color, collages and layers (and layers) of mostly found paper and materials. It is an honor to take once humble materials used for instructional or mundane purposes and elevate them in a way that creates artistry, beauty and emotion. Recycling in its highest form.

I work in contrasts — all beauty and interest in life evolves out of amazing and sometimes startling contrasts. The architectural and the organic, the masculine and the feminine, ancient and modern, light and dark, smooth and rough, balance and chaos, the visceral and the intellectual.

My painting is deeply personal. It is my diary and unspoken world. It is the visualization of thoughts, images, and ideas that haunt me daily. It is my travel journal, my therapy, and thoroughly inevitable. Creativity is ephemeral — a journey with an unknown destination. Time falls away and my inner world becomes the focus. It’s always surprising, often fulfilling, and if I’m very lucky, magical.