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About Kate's Branch


I am a woman of contrasts, a country girl living in the city, a mountain lover living by the ocean. My passion for color, shape and texture, and communicating spirituality both inspire and drive all forms of my painting, collage media, printmaking, and altered photography.


Mostly, I hope to bring you into the pleasures of my artmaking. Isn’t that what God does when He draws us to a sunrise, a beautiful orchid or a newborn baby?  So, art is not a product I produce, but every work is an expression of my hope to influence the way viewers see our world.  Every artist is a leader...a leader who persuades people to see things in new ways. 
 
I am a self-taught artist. While raising my children, I studied Fine Arts at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX with a major concentration in fibers and a painting minor. I have varied experience as a textile weaver and operated a weaving studio in Taos, NM in the mid-90's. Most of my warp-faced structures were double warp, silk ikats commissioned for site-specific installations in Tennessee, Maryland and Japan.

I no longer weave with a loom, but sometimes, I cut and hand weave my paintings and/or collages. I further alter my art making with multiple layers and textures in Photoshop. Today, I am still motivated by contrasts, colors, and textures no matter what medium I work with.  ​


I consider myself an abstract, non-objective intuitive painter, and my newest exploration involves very fluid acrylic paints that I pour onto unstretched, double-primed canvas.  Before painting, I add more gesso for texture and line as well as embedding circular shapes  into the gesso. These are very large works stretched for gallery display after painting.


For smaller works, I use alcohol inks on Yupo paper. I mount these collages on birch panels, and finish with art resin for a glass-like finish. Every artwork is signed & dated and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 

My work is collected across America and as far away as Kyoto, Japan.
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For inquiries, email me here.