Artist, Kat Green draws inspiration from a range of sources. Originally from New Zealand, Kat travelled extensively before settling on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
Career success began early for Kat, at the Auckland University of Technology where she was awarded best exhibitor for her Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) graduate year exhibition. Since then, Kat’s work has been a moveable feast that has included graphic design and art direction to more recently being sought after as a commercial artist completing murals, event themeing and decoration and stage show set design and construction.
Kat’s use of mixed media within this exhibition, creates a feeling of quality and depth in each piece. She has chosen to work on Kokoda hardwood ply and let the grain show, believing that the choice ‘canvas’ is an integral part of the whole, in bringing a deeper meaning to the piece. In this case, the wooden canvas structures support the concept of ‘age’.
Kat has been represented by galleries in New Zealand and Australia. She has always been passionate about Art and this passion is evident throughout everything she touches, and Kat is excited for the opportunity to visit the ‘canvas’ once again and create beautiful artworks for people to enjoy in their homes.
"I have always drawn inspiration from my travels and from nature. Even since I was a child I have been fascinated with ancient architecture and all the decorative work artisans put into their sculptures and painting within those structures. I also love how the architects of that time drew so much inspiration from nature, showing this in their repeating patterns, plant motifs, curved walls and vaulted ceilings.
Visiting cathedrals and opera houses of Europe I was in awe of how much thought, detail and time went in to the construction and decoration of these places. I’m also overwhelmed the age of these European buildings and intrigued by the patina of age which rests upon those left in disrepair over years. I have endeavoured to capture this sense of age in my work, and even included photographic transfers (my own photographic work) from some of the places I have visited.
Secondly, my inspiration comes from nature. Right from cell level, patterns and beautiful shapes have been created, even before any human put their hand on a paintbrush/charcoal stick/hammer and chisel. Nature - what has been already made for us, and architecture - what we have made of it ourselves."