2018 ART2LIFE ACADEMY EXHIBITION

OCTOBER 10, 2018

I am delighted to have been selected for the 2018 Art2Life Academy Exhibition . It is the first juried show I’ve been in since having the boys and getting back into my art. At first I thought I would wait till they started school before entering competitions and juried shows but since this one was online only I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring.

The judges were Nicholas Wilton, Academy Founder and Donna Seager, of Seager Grey Gallery, California. Donna Seager seems particularly taken with the formal elements of all the selected works writing,

“Looking over the final exhibition, I find that nearly all of the paintings have a wonderful sense of pattern and space… it seems to me that the paintings are consistently open – that the elements of the work, whether they are shapes or pictorial elements are given breathing room.”

The painting I submitted was “Fair Light”. This is particularly satisfying for me since breathing room was something I focused on in this work, with the light and dark green space balancing out the hot intensity of the main flower.

I joined the Art2Life Academy in 2017 to help give my return to art making some structure and it has done that and so much more. I’ve learn’t new skills, pushed my art futher and made some incredible connections and friends with artists all over the world. I am honoured to represent the Academy in this online show.

Fair Light, Oil on Panel, 59.5 x 40 cm

Fair Light, Oil on Panel, 59.5 x 40 cm

Katherine Allsopp
Natural Chaos Exhibition

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

I’m having a show at the Five Dock Library, titled “Natural Chaos”. The show runs from the 28th of September to the 21st of October.

My process starts by loosely mapping out the shapes and colours, I’m constantly designing and rearranging the composition. The work becomes a journey of searching, drawing and painting, looking for links, lines and connections between edges and shapes on the panel. During the painting I am working against the subconscious urge for order, consistency and rhythm so I don’t lose the natural complexity.

I’m really proud of this collection and its development has been a slow but steady labour of love. The works really look beautiful together in the library and I’m delighted to be able to share them with my local community. I wanted to also say THANK YOU to my collectors whos support has made this show possible.

A selection of work looking striking on the red gallery wall

A selection of work looking striking on the red gallery wall

Katherine Allsopp