Kate Kern Mundie: Coming Back (An Artist Statement)

Kate Kern Mundie: Coming Back


I am an intuitive painter. I approach each painting without a definite plan or an expectation of what I want the end result to look like. Shadows are what draw me to my subjects and define for me what I am to paint. The shadow tells the story and defines the space. I paint the shadows to dominate the composition and build the painting around them. I love bright and luminous color, but I cannot show off how brilliant a color is without the contrasting darkness.



After having been treated for and recovering from cancer, I have come back to painting at the same time I am also coming back to myself. Cancer had left me physically changed and mentally full of doubt. I questioned why was I an artist? Why did I want to paint? Through painting without expectations I found my confidence and acceptance of who I am now.

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