Katherine Blakeslee’s new paintings explore the mysterious ways the natural world reveals itself. Edges appear, disappear and re-appear, just as beginnings, endings and transformations do in our lives. This show includes images from home and across the world – places where geographical, political and natural edges are often undefined.
For Blakeslee this permeability of light and meaning is best reflected in watercolor, in which images are revealed by the interaction of water, color and the artist, with none solely in charge. That is the tension, the challenge and beauty of watercolor.
She has been interested in art all her life. Self-taught as a watercolorist, Blakeslee began to explore the medium seriously ten years ago, inspired in part by rediscovering a painting she did as a child that was saved by her father.
Fire, watercolor, 14″ x 11″
Valley of Fog, watercolor, 14″ x 11″