Stream to Sea

My work is about points on a map and how I remember them. In the studio, I tie them to what I know of the structure of the earth and hint at history, civilizations and borders.

In the context of the modern landscape, I seek to reveal inner beauty. And always, my intent is to deliver a sense of the freedom of space within the bounds of the painted rectangle.

I work to develop highly complex colors and mix the paint directly on the canvas more often than the palette. For health and environmental reasons, I paint with water soluble oil paint and do not use solvents.

I was born in Washington State and have lived here most of my life.

Kathryn Altus
May 2013