First Solo Show: Tacking dozens of watercolors to the studs of the family garage and charging a dime for tickets, five-year-old Kat launched herself into the local art world. The show was well attended and favorably reviewed. Ever since, she’s been exploring and constructing most anything graphically bold and creative: painting, graphic design, calligraphy, Japanese folding screens, papermaking and book arts, woodworking, silversmithing, enamel work, silkscreening, photography.
Inspiration: set in motion by favorite spots where she’s spent extended parts of life: the light in Cape Cod and New Mexico, the colors of southwest France and northern California, the energy of London and Kyoto, the gardens of England, the marshes of the Eastern Shore.
Expression: a lifelong attraction to contrast: cool colors set against warm, light touching shadow, wet reaching for dry, the general observed along with the particular.
Best creative collaboration: partnering with the talented nephew of artist M.C. Escher, Gielijn Escher, on posters promoting the New Theater Festival.