KATE KNAPP: "THE FLOWERS"
JUNE 30 - JULY 30, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JULY 1, 3-6 PM
Kate Knapp’s studies of flowers are not pretty pictures, they are beautiful paintings. Her paintings are filled with a life force that she channels from the flowers onto the canvas. There is tension and depth and a sense of wonder in these bouquets. Knapp has gotten “comfort and healing” from flowers all of her life, she has been painting them for the past 50 years. With glorious Impressionistic color and Expressionist design these flower paintings are filled with excitement as Knapp’s brush dances quickly across the canvas loaded with oil paint, intense feeling and the inherent understanding she has of complex composition. The Interior rooms or outdoor spaces become just as interesting and compelling as the flowers themselves. Where these flowers are, in a garden or in her studio, is important to Knapp and she invites us into that world with artistic, sometimes abstract, description. Indoors or outdoors, in a vase or in a field each painting is a bouquet that will last forever. We welcome you to come pick one!