Katherine Green was born in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. She entered her first art contest at 14 and won honourable mention. She is classically trained, she does not go from mind to hand to canvas but rather sketches and produces photographic studies before she begins a piece. The classical techniques of oils and watercolors and printmaking are incorporated in the acrylic and watercolor medium. She works exclusively on two surfaces: canvas and handmade American Indian paper.
Her art is a blend of her classical training, spontaneity of her spirit and the fresh emotionalism of a colourist. Her pieces possess a passionate quality capturing a moment in time that may evoke complete calm and serenity or the thrill of an event. The thematic approach of her work usually focuses on pastoral landscapes and nautical scenes. Katherine’s goal is to capture the freedom felt at a certain place or moment of time. The size of her paintings range from miniatures to her largest work 2.1 meters by 4.5 meters. She evokes the concepts of peace, freedom, adventure and the universal and timeless beliefs of faith, joy, hope and perseverance.
Katherine studied art at the University of Colorado at Boulder under Gene Matthews. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude with Honors, in painting. Following art school, her work sold to corporate America. She is a Northwest Watercolor Society signature and life member. She was selected twice for PONCHO’s prestigious invitational collection. Katherine’s passion is yacht racing and enjoys commissions resulting from the 2007 America’s Cup.