kathi scarminach

I am a visual storyteller. The power of art to inspire and connect us to one another are foundational principles of my work. Abstract art speaks a universal language which allows me to release personal and intimate portraiture. Each painting illustrates a story within me, fleeting or otherwise, a tale that begs to be unveiled and heard. I invite the viewer to observe themselves in my paintings whether in a nervous glance back, the anxious twist of a foot, or in the riotous hues and spontaneous design of the non-representational.

Beginning with a combination of bold color and intuitive mark making, my process unfolds in fits and starts, yet often simultaneously long meandering passes of paint until the final chapter emerges. Multiple layers translate into a myriad of stories beneath the surface which offer the potential for a shared emotional experience. I have discovered that no matter the protagonist, a solitary female, more than one figure, or a cacophony of color, my journey towards self-expression in paint is the same.

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