"Coalition" (c)2018; Fluid acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, 24X54X1.5  $3500

inspiration

  

  

  • Once upon a time, a little girl  grew up on a small cotton farm in Texas. She came from Christian families that survived the Dust Bowl Era, overcame the Great Depression and fought in WWII. A product of the 60's, she found herself influenced by the Women’s Rights Movement, Civil Rights and the flower children of the Psychedelic Movement. 


  • This flower child was, indeed, a lover of color and all things beautiful. In summertime, her “tomboy self” climbed trees, went for long walks in the woods with friends, and found herself resting outdoors with family under black, starry skies, catching fireflies and listening for cicadas buzzing while her daddy’s gin nearby ginned cotton, bale after bale around the clock. 


  • Grit and faith melded the family history with her future as this young woman left home and studied textile weaving and various artmaking courses. A trip to Europe in the 90’s with an art history professor fueled interests in cathedrals, cobblestone patterns, wrought iron and botanical gardens, grand or small. She traveled widely and explored forests and streams, mountains and the high deserts of New Mexico every year until she returned to Texas and settled in Corpus Christi with her husband, William. 

Why so big & bold?

 "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. Yet, he is my greatest fan."  

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Her Work

  •  Kate Word uses fluid acrylic paints for her 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. She also uses mixed media and collage for smaller works which sometimes include her photography image transfers. 


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


  • She is an Associate Artist with Treehouse Art Collective, 309 N. Water Street, #D, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. Kate Word operates from Hope Studio, and wall art displayed in her home gallery/studio can been seen by appointment. 

 

  • Word's recent awards for her 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. 


  • Her work appears in the recently published ADC Blink Art Resource Catalogue as seen on page 236. This publication goes to thousands of interior designers and trade buyers nationally.

 

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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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