Travels and Inspirations: Watercolors by KATE HARTLEY
August 31 - September 25
RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 13th, 5-7 PM
“This series of paintings demonstrate moments of color and inspiration that have captured me in the past few years, both at home in the Adirondacks, and in my travels to warm, sunny climates. As an artist, I have always been inspired by close observation of the natural world, and in the ever-changing play of light and shadow. Through my art, I seek to convey a sense of visual poetry.”
About the Artist
Kate Hartley moved to the North Creek area in the Adirondacks sixteen years ago, from her long-time home of Burlington, Vermont. For over thirty years she has painted, exhibited and taught art, with watercolors as her specialty. She enjoys all aspects of realistic depiction, especially capturing the beauty of nature… the gesture of a leaf, a recumbent hill, or a misty morning at the forest’s edge. Light (and often pears!) fill her paintings, which have won many awards over the years.
Kate loves to travel, and after studying both art and education in college, she chose watercolors as a medium that can be taken along more easily – even on a bike, boat or backpack. She also has a love of teaching, and leads visual art classes and workshops for all ages near her home in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. In Burlington, Kate ran a small arts school for all ages, and now shares her love of art through classes and camps at the Queensbury Senior Center, Johnsburg Youth Committee, LARAC, Johnsburg Fine Arts group and the North Creek Mosaic Project.
She has recently added mosaics to her list of endeavors, as a vehicle for combining art and teaching. Over 1500 people have joined her in adding elements to the North Creek Mosaic Project, the huge community mural on Main Street in North Creek.
See her original watercolors and mosaics at Deadwood Mountain Trading Co., Warrensburg, NY; Izzy’s Market & Deli, North Creek, NY; and her paintings and prints on display at the Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne, VT.