Kathy Palmer

Artist Biography

Beauty is the experience that gives us a sense of joy and a sense of peace simultaneously. --Rollo May

The making of art is a personal exploration. It is a form of meditation, a quieting of my mind. And I trust that in the process I will create something useful for my own self-exploration. For me, making art is a form of journaling, with images instead of words, with shapes and colors, light and darkness, movement and energy.

Beauty is my inspiration, especially the beauty of nature. A walk along the ocean, or a day working in the garden with dirt and plants and water, draws me in and stimulates my imagination. I'm also fascinated with the elements of nature, such as trees, plants, birds and butterflies that inspire spiritual symbolism; and how We share a universal visual vocabulary that touches us on a deeper level of consciousness.

The artwork on the walls are Giclee fine art prints of my original paintings, a sampling spanning several decades. Some are inspired by my love of mexican culture and my six years living in Mexico. My enthusiasm for plants, trees, and gardening shows up in most of my art. My Seashore Alphabet was inspired by my grand daughter, who also lives by the sea. I use a variety of mediums, watercolor, acrylics, oil, and pastels. And many of my compositions are begun by collaging images first.

This is the first public display of my artwork.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a print in this show, please contact me at: imaginature@hotmail.com
Unframed prints are also available on request.