This month we feature the beautiful works of Kathryn Davey.
After a career as a motion graphics designer Kathryn Davey took time out to raise her three young children. She can now focus on her passion for painting. She likes to work in layers of strong bold colours, exploring colour relationships, and different application techniques. Kathryn currently loves to work in oils as she loves the variation in textrure, glaze and translucency that the medium allows. She varies the consistency and application of the paint, using lots of ways of painting on the canvas, mostly knives, squeegees, dripping, pouring, her hands, paper printing, and occasionally a brush! She hopes to bring a little of what she learnt about colour and composition in graphic design over the years into her paintings, whilst at the same time exploring, learning and developing into an artist with new skills.Kathryn\’s first series of paintings concentrate on abstract composition and colour combinations. She loves to paint from her imagination using the horizon line to bring the abstract towards expressionism, but not too far. She finds the challenge is to get the right balance between abstract and representation.
Most of the larger paintings take about 15 to 20 hours to create, over a period of about a month. They then need at least a month to dry depending on the thickness of the paint. Some can be hung whilst drying but not packaged. Paintings with particularly thick paint can take up to a year to dry completely.