About the Artist

Katharine Kennie is an oil painter living and working in Grey County, ON.
“My work focuses on the natural environments surrounding my rural home. My interest in landscape is gradually evolving to include a human presence in my paintings, both explicitly and implicitly. I believe an art practice is about being present and aware of our surroundings and life experiences. I nurture this state of mindfulness and reflection by taking daily walks and spending as much time as possible outside. I stop at any place that catches my attention. Sometimes I make a sketch. Often I take my own photographic references. While spending this time outside looking for captivating visuals, I also try to take in the sounds and smells of each season. I hope to internalize the essence and atmosphere of these natural environments to later create paintings in the studio.”