kathi scarminach

I am a visual story teller. The power of art to inspire, to heal and to connect us to one another are the 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 the 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 and 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. Whether the protagonist is the solitary female figure or the cacophony of colorful self-expression, the journey is the same.

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