Katie Holbury

Katie Holbury

Description of Work

Portrait of Wildflowers - 6" x 8" - Gouche - Not for Sale

Portrait of Greenery - 6" x 8" - Gouche - Not for Sale

Portrait of Fire - 8" x 10" - Gouache - Not for Sale

Portrait of a Rocky Shore - 8" x 12" - Gouache - Not for Sale

Portrait of the Forest - 8" x 12" - Gouache - Not for Sale

Artist's Statement

    This series of paintings is about fiction, the stories that are conjured in our minds through the visual, and the emotion that radiate from the color. My goal with this series is to evoke the feeling of reading a good book within the viewer who simply looks at one of my paintings. Just because a work is rooted in fiction, does not mean it does not retain the ability to make us connect with characters or places. The best works of fiction are also inspired by some degree of reality, which helps readers connect in spite of the fiction that dominates the piece. The same can be said about my work. I find the landscapes and the profiles that will be best combined to create the emotions I intend for each piece. I am also heavily influenced by the Romanticism movement of the 18th and 19th century, specifically the artworks that came from German painters Casper David Friedrich and Ralph Blakelock. Art made during this era was focused on mood, giving the viewer not only the visual of the landscape, but moving them, influencing their feelings as well. The works were an outer expression of inner feelings, a fabricated mood influenced by reality. Each of my paintings focuses on a different mood within the silhouette of a character. The two juxtaposed together are meant to give the impression of a fictional story, or scenes within a story, where the character and the setting interact. 

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If you wish to purchase any of these pieces, please contact the gallery director, Jacqueline Nathan (jnathan@bgsu.edu.)


Updated: 04/16/2020 08:05PM