Thursday, June 9, 2016

Sea Level: New Works by Katharine Burns

We'd love to invite you to tomorrow night's opening of SEA LEVEL - Friday June 10th, 7-9PM - a show of new works by artist Katharine Burns that explore and celebrate what it means to live by the ocean. Born in Halifax, Katharine studied at NSCAD University, graduating in 2009 with her BFA.

The subject of Katherine's work has varied but she has a style that is distinctly her own. Inspired by her surroundings she approaches her work in a painterly, yet sophisticated manner. Her work can be found in various private collections across Canada.

Katharine talks about her work in her own words:

Having lived in Nova Scotia most of my life, the ocean has always been a source of inspiration and is deeply personal to me. In creating these works I intend to not simply capture an image with paint; rather, through colour, texture and composition to communicate a sense of a moment in time, an experience, a memory. I have not painted an object in a landscape; instead, I seek to create a sense of space in a landscape by playing with the almost spiritual relationship between sea and sky, to calm those powerful natural forces into a feeling.

Katharine truly captures the ebb and flow of the sea.  SEA LEVEL evokes those powerful feelings of being by the ocean that you can appreciate whether you're a local, or just visiting Nova Scotia and our coastlines.

The show is hung and ready for you to feast your eyes upon it! We look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening to celebrate Katharine and her beautiful work! Here are a couple of sneak peaks to tide you over until then...

Glisten, 18"x23.5", Oil on Canvas

Ridges, 16"x16", Oil on Board