Kathy is a painter and a dedicated abstractionist represented by galleries in Auckland and Christchurch.
She has always aspired to express an inner tension a thought process rather than an impetuous action. As a painter, her mark making is gestural in broad and fine brushstrokes receptive cursive ramblings wearing through layers of paint.
I look to my memories and experiences as a starting points for my paintings. The time I have spent in Japan has influenced my practise. A country of contrasts - a sensory overload of chaos and calm.
The repetitive and meditative nature of my work is of comfort to me. This same approach is what I love about working with wire. My initial project was taking a remembrance rock and weaving around it and in doing so making the ordinary un-ordinary.
Unknowingly I had stumbled upon Kanaami - a centuries old Japanese craft of weaving with wire. I am inspired to create beautiful copper pieces to enjoy in our daily lives. Embracing the imperfect and taking pleasure in the understated.