Katie’s artistic flair is best expressed in large format impressionist pieces that are heavily textured, impasto works, based on her own experiences, memories and photographs.
Katie’s graphic design background is evident through her solid compositions and strong colour contrasts. She skilfully drips and layers paint onto the canvas to tell a story, with the final images evolving, sometimes subconsciously, from these layers.
Katie explores form and line using texture, allowing shapes to unfold from the thick and generous application of impasto and paint. The light is reflected and emphasised from the sculptural effects created by the textured finish. The final stage of varnishing evens out the surface and increases the colour saturation of her work.
Katie’s large-scale portrait of Barry Humphries recently received positive media coverage in The Advertiser, while her many awards and exhibitions speak volumes about her talent.