I am 69 this year. I had no idea I'd live this long or get here so fast! Both my parents & both siblings are gone, so God has helped me create 'family' in many other ways. He's good that way, right?
Since childhood, I found art to be a great friend. The smell & snap of opening a new box of crayons still brings back memories of a Christmas when coloring books & crayons were all my parents could afford. I buy myself a new box every Christmas. Next came a Brownie camera, watercolors and oils. Over time, Nikon, Golden, Jacquard, Ampersand, Ultrecht, Shiva & Gamblin became new best friends, too.
Raising children, backpacking in Europe, living briefly in North Dakota, painting murals in CA, & operating a weaving studio in Taos, NM, have all contributed to my artistic expressions. My husband is disabled & I juggle caregiving with studio time, and I wouldn't have it any other way. William is legally blind, so I paint large and with bold, bright jewel tones and strong contrast for his weak eyesight. My smaller mixed-media collages are multiple layers of textures, painted and/or gelli-printed papers. My go-to shape is always a circle symbolizing God's supernatural, eternal Presence in the midst of our human tensions & chaos.
I find inspiration for balancing contrasts in modern architecture, nature and textiles, and intentionally juxtapose organic shapes with geometric lines and grids. Though some methods are calculated, I welcome intuition, spontaneity and accidental discoveries while exploring these diverse aesthetic expressions.
My work is collected across America and as far away as Kyoto, Japan.
All images (c)2014-2020 by Kate Browning Word. I retain all rights to my images. Images may NOT be copied, scanned, downloaded for personal use. Images on this site may NOT be used for personal or commercial use without written permission by myself, Kate Browning Word, AKA Kate's Branch.
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Kate Word joined Fine Art America on November 13th, 2014.