Kate Word Art

  • Abstract Expressions
  • Colorful Solutions for Luxury White Spaces
  • Commission Inquiries Welcome
  • Showroom Visits By Appointment

Kate Word Art

  • Abstract Expressions
  • Colorful Solutions for Luxury White Spaces
  • Commission Inquiries Welcome
  • Showroom Visits By Appointment

BECOMING, 2020 Kate Word, 48x60, acrylic, abstract art, luxury art, wall art, mantle art,

About Me

Who I Am, Where I Came From & What Inspires Me

  

  

  • Welcome to my website, Kate Word Art. 


  • I was just a little girl who grew up on a small cotton farm in Texas. I come from Christian families that survived the Dust Bowl Era, overcame the Great Depression and fought in WWII. A product of the 60's, I found myself influenced by the Women’s Rights Movement, Civil Rights and the flower children of the Psychedelic Movement. 


  • I wasn't really allowed by my conservative family to participate in all the "movements" of my early years, but I was indeed, A FLOWER CHILD, a lover of color and all things beautiful. In summertime, my “tomboy self” climbed trees, went for long walks in the woods with girlfriends which inspired my love for PATHWAYS. Frequently, I found myself resting outdoors with Mom under black, starry skies, catching fireflies with my brother, while my daddy’s gin nearby ginned cotton, bale after bale around the clock. 


  • This grit and faith melded family history with my future as I left home and studied textile weaving and various artmaking courses. A trip to Europe in the 90’s with an art history professor fueled my interests in cathedrals, cobblestone patterns, wrought iron and colorful botanical gardens, grand or small. Architecture, especially WINDOWS, continued to inspire my creativity even after my textile design days ended. I traveled widely and explored forests and streams, hiked mountains and the high deserts of New Mexico every year until I eventually returned to Texas and settled in Corpus Christi with my husband, William. 



Why so big & bold?

   

Both my parents and siblings are gone now, and I paint from a desire to show them my life now even though I feel orphaned and alone. Colors explode when Joy meets Delight and the dark aloneness escapes into the lower layers of paint. All the layers then become PATHWAYS, WINDOWS and PORTALS of welcome conversation inviting me to dig deeper into the making of paintings. I invite you to dialogue with me and my abstract artwork. 


"I am often asked about the bold and bright colors I paint with. I do so because my husband is sight-impaired with optic nerve damage in both eyes, congenitally and from an accident. He cannot enjoy the fullness of my artwork as a sighted viewer, nor can he see details or nuances of transparency or pattern. He is my greatest fan."  

Detail of BECOMING (c)2020 Kate Word, 48x60, acrylic abstract art on canvas

My Work

  •  My abstract artwork is ever changing as you can see here. Today, I'm painting as never before.  I'm still sometimes using fluid acrylic paints for my large abstract paintings that are poured onto double-primed, unstretched canvas. Each corner is elevated at different heights to create canyons for each paint layer to travel into a trough below. Gravity, correct paint viscosity and color transparency determine the outcome. 


  • Because of COVID19, I'm not going to Hope Studio to produce these large works. Instead, I'm working from home in my garage studio. My art is evolving and compositions are becoming more structured though abstract. I also uses mixed media and collage for smaller works which sometimes include my photography image transfers. 


  • In October 2019, I traveled to Cincinnati, OH for Art Design Consultant’s 10th annual event, Art Comes Alive, a national art show with over 3000 entries. My mixed media work was one of 208 entries accepted from across the nation. 


  • I am an Associate Artist with Treehouse Art Collective, 309 N. Water Street, #D, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. I operate from Hope Studio, and wall art displayed in our home showroom/studio can been seen by appointment. 

 

  • My recent awards for Abstract Art include Second Place in the 2018 ABSTRACT SHOW,  Art Center of Corpus Christi, an Honorable Mention for Works on Canvas in the DIMENSION XLVI show at the Art Center of CC and a 1st Place for Mixed Media, South Texas Art League Members Show. 


  • My work appears in the 2019 ADC Blink Art Resource Catalogue as seen on page 236. This publication goes to thousands of interior designers and trade buyers nationally. 2020 Blink Art Resource Catalogue is delayed due to COVID19, but I'm honored to be represented in the ABSTRACT ART painting section.

 

Learn More

See Art Design Consultants BLINK ART RESOURCE, page 236 for my page featuring, "Finding the Lost Coins," a triptych painting also featured here in my store.  See the STORE tab in my toolbar above!

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