Katherine Ace

Katherine Ace

"The intersection of contraries fascinates me: ecstasy and agony; humor and tragedy; natural and constructed realities; experience and news. I am captivated by complex issues that we all face, and yet experience personally, intimately. I am interested in the role of dark feelings, thoughts and states of mind in the process of transformation, l am drawn to fire beneath reserve."

"Although stylistically I incorporate representation, paradoxically, I approach the canvas abstractly and employ gesture founded in Abstract Expressionism. I throw paint at the canvas and sculpt the surface using painting knives, nails, pins, bottle brushes, gold leaf plastic, anything that is lying around. Into the surface I incorporate paper collage, feathers, beans, tacks, sticks, glass and more."

"My subject matter includes the figure (invented, remembered and/or quoted) as well as still life of paper, textiles, flora and fauna, food, weapons and toys. I work whatever my mood, and each piece combines the intentional with the accidental, the textured layers forming what becomes the body and flesh of the painting."

Katherine Ace has an ongoing fascination with both figurative and still life painting. Her work posits, plays with and subverts realism, is deeply involved in contraries and opposites, and has a feminist orientation. She finds inspiration in art from ancient times to the present.

Red Cord | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

Best Friend | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

Personages | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

Salon | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

Tea Party | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

Itsy-Bitsy Spider | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

Missing Mouse | 20" x 16" | oli on canvas | 2018

Gathering Flowers | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

Girl's Bruch | oil on canvas | 2018

Cat, Kat | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

Talking to You | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

Madonna of the Lost Souls | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

The Falcon and the Falconer | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

Yes, You | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

With a Tweet-Tweet Here, and a Tweet-Tweet There, Everywhere | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

Brief Encounter | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

Swimmers | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

Flights of Luck | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

The Green Ruff | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

The Quickening | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

Ambassador | 20" x 16" | oil on canvas | 2018

Fitcher's Feathered Bird (With Tiny Tree) | 37" x 37" | alkyd oil with collage on canvas | 2014

The Fire of Spring | 40" x 30" | alkyd/oil on canvas | 2015

In The Woods | 48" x 60" | alkyd/oil with collage on canvas | 2015

Tales | 36" x 48" | Alkyd/Oil with Collage on Canvas | 2013

Honey Bees | 24" x 24" | Alkyd/Oil with Collage on Panel | 2012

Hamster with Mountain | 24" x 24" | Alkyd/Oil with Collage on Panel | 2012