View Kate Knapp's recent show, New Work ~ Kate Knapp
her canvases in expressive, vibrant colors with generous brushwork
and a focus on form and shape. Her still lifes include unique compositions
of fish, fruit, or lobster in an array of shapes and designs. Her
palette is often rich in purples and blues, and even the softer
colors in the skies of her landscapes glow with a sense of life.
Her confident treatment of light gives a real sensation of the brightness
and shadows in her striking depictions of Block Island bluffs and
the porches of old hotels. Knapp's paintings are a testament to
the energy of color and the emotion of the visual world.
Path to Cooneymus Beach, oil on canvas, 30" x 30”
am interested in expressing my emotions through the visual study
of the world around me. Color is the most important part of my work.
I believe that all things in nature have a life force of their own
and try to channel that on to the canvas. I am inspired by all artists
who through the integrity of their work have heightened my awareness
of the visual experience. -excerpt from the Artist's Statement