Kate Williamson was born in Christchurch, and now lives in the nature reserve of Waipori Falls, New Zealand. Renowned for her large and striking works, which are a direct response to her environment. Kate's highly original artworks are held in collections around the world.
“My work strives to depict the hum and dynamic interplay of colours and light, water and sky. Life: the warm sands alive with cockles; the light angling through the trees; the myriad reflections in a deep pool of water. I want the raw image, the organic aesthetic to enliven the canvas and the space it goes on to inhabit.”
Kate Williamson, artist.
“The artist explores this analogy by creating landscape forms which strip away the reality of the scene to replace it with something that gives the impression of moving liquid. This is particularly evident in the earth-fire-and-water composition Pool of colours, where the solidity of the landforms seem to melt into a flow of hue and light. A similar suffusion of solid elements is found in the sun-drenched Orb.
More tangible lands emerge in the high country valley of Origin and mountain meadow of Light Scatter II, but it is perhaps in the deep molten undergrowth and solid branches of Forest Lights that the exhibition reaches a peak.”
James Dignan, arts reviewer.
ODT ArtSeen: June 7, 2018