Please help us welcome Guest Artist Katherine Mead-von Huene at a Wine & Cheese Reception at Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC at 11 Centre Street, Bath, on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Kat’s exhibit is titled “Vintage”. The paintings were inspired by her grandmother’s antique photographs and table linens. The exhibit runs until October 18, 2019.
“I have been drawing and painting since I was a child, encouraged by my artistic mother. Some training took place in art schools in Boston and Philadelphia and much was just learning by doing. Enrollment in an architectural program in Philadelphia satisfied my love of detail and drawing. For years, most of my work was watercolor, but lately, I have been concentrating on working in oils and acrylics. The limited palette of black and white, such as charcoal and pencil can be as satisfying as color.
Recently I have been drawing inspiration from old black and white photos of my grandmother’s and vintage decorated linens. The photos are very small and I find that, by enlarging them and adding color, the past can be brought into the present and I can better enter my grandmother’s world. Vintage linens offer a charm lost to modern, mass produced products and their designs enhance my appreciation of the amazing skills of women of past generations. I never know what will come next, as far as subjects for paintings, but that is part of the adventure.”