About the Artist

My painting style is defined by variety, color, and a devotion to the effect of light; the eternal but fleeting play of light on all things.

I love to paint en plein air (outdoors) because of the light, and I also love to paint natural light in interiors, because of the light.

My primary medium is oil paint, either on canvas or wood panel. I find that oil paint offers the most intense color experience, due to the ability to build layers of paint and the resulting rich depth of color.

Watercolor is my second love, because of the inherent transparency and sense of light.

I am a native of northern Wisconsin, to which I attribute my appreciation of the natural world. I've lived in California for most of my adult life, and I consider it home.

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Events:

Monterey Museum of Art - Miniatures Exhibition, Nov 12- Dec 17, 2020  www.montereyart.org

Steinbeck Country United Juried Art Exhibition, August 1- Oct 30, 2020, The National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA.

Monterey County Arts Habitat Open Studio Tour, May 9 &10, 2021

Meet the Artist - January 25, 2020, 2-5 PM, Haute Enchilada Gallery, Moss Landing, CA.

Painting from Porches - Plein Air Festival hosted by the Cooper Molera Adobe, Sept 20 -22, 2019

Miniatures Exhibit - Benefiting the Monterey Museum of Art, Nov 7 - Dec 15, 2019

June 10, 2019: Participating illustrator in the "6 Word Story Contest" hosted by The Steinbeck Center in Salinas, CA.

Batik Workshop - April 27, 2019 - The Lyceum, Monterey, CA. www.lyceum.org

Monterey Museum of Art - Miniatures Exhibition - Nov 3 - Dec 16, 2018

Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour - October 6 & 7, 2018, located at Elkhorn Slough Foundation, Porter Ranch House, 103 Hall Road, Watsonville, CA.

Batik Workshop - May 19, 2018 - The Lyceum, Monterey, CA. www. lyceum.org

Monterey Museum of Art - Miniatures Exhibition- Nov 3- Dec 17, 2017  www.montereyart.org

Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour - Sept 23-24, 2017 - Monterey, CA. artshabitat.org

Batik Workshop - April 1, 2017 - The Lyceum, Monterey, CA.   www.lyceum.org

Batik Workshop - March 11, 2017 - PENWAG - Peninsula Wearable Art Guild, Campbell, CA.    www.penwag.org

© 2014 Kate Warthen

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