Bio: Kate Green is a full time artist and art instructor working and teaching out of her studio situated on the Rideau River in rural Ottawa, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Toronto and an Art Certificate from Sheridan College. Kate was a member of MASC and held numerous Artist-in-Residencies with this organization. Currently a Golden Art Educator with Golden Paints, Kate has demonstrated a level of expertise with a wide variety of mediums including oil paint, acrylics and watercolour. Kate’s paintings are held in public and private collections in Canada, the US, England and Belgium. She has exhibited her work across Ontario in numerous shows and exhibitions. Kate is a member of Arts Network Ottawa and ARTEAST.
When not painting, drawing or teaching, Kate enjoys travelling, reading, photography, walking, being in forests, learning/trying to speak French and Spanish .... and spending time with her lovely husband, two great boys and pretty fabulous dogs.
Artist's Statement: My creative approach starts as soon as I experience a strong emotional reaction to a subject I come across or a place that I find myself. That sudden catching of breath, when something affects me deeply. Thematically, I am fascinated by how humans and animals are physically and psychologically affected by the spaces they inhabit. With a love of travel, I explore this occurrence internationally and question what is it about a particular space that is affecting those within it. This theme results in paintings of exteriors and interiors, usually where human or animal life is present. My portraits of people and animals focus on the subject’s emotional expression as affected by their physical space.
As a representational artist, technical skill is important to me and I constantly attempt to develop my drawing and painting skills. In the studio I work hard at an accurate under drawing, which I feel is necessary to underpin a good representational work. When deciding on which medium to use for a particular painting I select the medium I feel will represent what I wish to express the most effectively. Choice of paint type strongly influences the interpretation of a piece. I work in - oil, watercolour, and acrylic paint – sometimes combining mediums in one painting to achieve specific effects. The trick is to loosen up and not obsess over the technical side; allowing the freedom of the paint to express itself. I have reached my goal when people respond emotionally to my painting.
Shows and Exhibits: 2009 - 19th Annual McMichael Autumn Art Show - Kleinburg 2009 - Art-2009 - Toronto 2009 - Rideau Valley Arts Festival - Westport2009 - Art in the Farm - Ottawa 2009 - Works by Kate Green” - The French Café - SOLO SHOW - Manotick 2009 - Cottage Life -Toronto 2009 - Cottage Show - Ottawa 2008 - 18th Annual McMichael Autumn Art Show - Kleinburg 2008 - Royal Winter Fair - Toronto 2008 - Judith Moore Gallery, Merrickville 2008 - Merrickville Studio Tour - Merrickville 2008 - Rideau Valley Arts Festival - Westport 2008 - Buckhorn Fine Art Festival - Buckhorn 2008 - Muskoka Arts 46th Annual Summer Show - Bracebridge 2008 - Artfest - Kingston 2008 - Art in the Park - Ottawa 2008 – “Works by Kate Green” - The French Café - - SOLO SHOW - Manotick 2008 - Cottage Show - Ottawa 2008 - “Art of the Dog” - All Creatures Great & Small - SOLO SHOW - Cobourg 2007 - “Art of the Dog” - Bark & Fitz - SOLO SHOW - Ottawa 2007 - Merrickville Studio Tour - Merrickville 2007 - Women's Art Festival - Kingston 2007 - Strathcona Art in the Park - Ottawa 2007 - Waterfront Festival - Cobourg 2007 - Woofstock - Toronto 2007 - Art in the Park - Ottawa 2007 - Ottawa Art Festival – Ottawa
Public Collections: “Monteverde Mural” - Clifford Bowey PS - Ottawa, 2006 “Coral Reef Mural” - Clifford Bowey PS - Ottawa, 2006 “Cougar” - Kars on the Rideau PS - Ottawa, 2005 “Kites Mural” - Arch Street PS - Ottawa, 2005 “Dolphins Mural” - Children's Aid Society – Ottawa, 1992 “Beluga” - Centennial Swimming Pool - Ottawa, 1992 “Seals” - Centennial Swimming Pool - Ottawa, 1992 “Manatee” - Centennial Swimming Pool - Ottawa, 1992 “Sea Turtle” - Centennial Swimming Pool - Ottawa, 1992 “Rainforest Mural” – CHEO - Ottawa, 1991 “Under The Sea Mural” - Dovercourt Pre-School PS - Ottawa, 1990 “Fitting Together” - University of Toronto - Erindale Campus – Toronto,1988
MASC Artist-in-Residence Positions: 2006 - 2008: Alta Vista PS – two residencies Bayshore PS – two residencies Manotick PS – two residencies Kars PS Queen Mary Street PS Stephen Maclean PS York Street PS Honors and Awards: Golden Art Educator – Golden Paints - 2018 Honourable Mention – “Dog on the Beach” – NAVS’ Art for Animals contest 2018 Photography – Top Student Award, University of Toronto & Sheridan College - 1988 Painting - Top Student Award ,University of Toronto & Sheridan College - 1988