Katherine Green is an American Fine Artist from Wilton, Fairfield County, Connecticut. She entered her first art competition at 14 years old and won honorable mention. Winning honorable mention at the art show motivated her to continue working on her paintings. Her mom, who also was an artist, insisted she studied oils and watercolors. She went to study fine art in college. Although her training was classical, today, she is a modern impressionist.
About Katherine Green’s Process From Photo to Painting
Her process is mind to canvas. She preps by doing watercolor sketches or photography studies. As the photos above show a photo and the painting. Her photography is the source of her painting compositions as the image above shows. The photos show how the picture turns into the painting. Katherine incorporates her classical oil painting techniques, with her watercolor techniques and mixes it up. Her work creates an atmosphere of serenity. Her medium is oils or watercolors.
She works exclusively on two surfaces: canvas and handmade paper.
Looking back, Katherine’s classical training allows her to paint spontaneously. Hopefully, her work captures her spirit. After all, art is in the eye of the artist and the collector. Most collectors say that Katherine’s colors capture emotions, and her brush delivers passion.
Undoubtedly, her focus is always on color. Katherine’s use of color is what makes her work unique and collectible. Color is her thing. All her work is through the eyes of the artist.
Her paintings, evoke calmness, serenity, healing, and because of this many of her works, hang in Cancer wards. She loves that her work provides comfort to patients and patrons. Katherine’s paintings might capture a thrilling moment or a once in a lifetime event. But like a breath, its a moment. She painting a subject capture because the moment is universal. Honestly, she just loves to paint. Painting is her passion. Want to talk about art? Just ask her. She is happy to talk about art.
Regardless, of the scene, the emotion captured by her colors evokes harmony. When you look at her work, you might find you have experienced the location or scene. If that happens, and an emotional connection is made, then she has achieved her goal.
Hopefully, the moment evokes a deep memory. Memories are priceless.
Katherine starts by picking a theme and subject. Next, she develops her concept by using photographs and transforms the photo to watercolor sketches. By using this approach, it allows her to deeply explore the subject. Whether a pastoral landscapes, nautical scenes, or breathtaking views, she knows her subject. Lastly, she develops a series around the theme that focuses on the subject and the colors emanate from that point of view. Her work is universal and timeless. Past work and current work, pass the test of time.
Katherine paintings in a variety of sizes. She paints miniatures to her largest work of 2.1 meters x 4.5 meters (7 feet x 14 feet) sold to a Roman architect, for his villa in Tuscany, Italy.
Katherine studied Fine Art, Studio at the University of Colorado, Boulder, under Gene Matthews. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude with Honors. Today, she studies by going to museums and studying the great masters. Art Museums are one of her favorite places.
Katherine loves to learn from others. She is a Life member Northwest Watercolor Society signature. Katherine is also a National Watercolor Society and American Watercolor Society Member. Selected twice by PONCHO’s prestigious invitational collection; she reflects the Northwest and Western painting style.
Katherine’s loves sailboat racing. In 2009 and 2013 she went to America’s Cup. The sailing community honored her with the inclusion of one of her paintings as part of their collection. Needless to say, She loves to paint spectacular racing boats of any kind. Landscapes are her next favorite commissions. Last but not least, Katherine loves to do abstract paintings based on Bible verses.
Who Buys Her Work
Immediately following art school, her work sold to corporate America and continues to sell to investors throughout her career.
Original Paintings, Photographs, and Prints are Available at
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Hopefully, you have enjoyed the story behind Katherine’s passion for fine art painting and photography. Please, use the contact form to contact her with speaking opportunities. She does public speaking and demonstrations. If you want to discuss one of her pieces, please contact her. She is always happy to hear from art lovers. If you enjoy the work, let her know. Katherine looks forward to hearing from you. Maybe, you will have one of her pieces in your home, office or public place. Currently, she loves to do corporate work and public work. If you have a project and want to discuss the budget, use the contact form, and contact Katherine.
- Archangel Art Collective
Seattle Design Center, 2011
- Lucy B, Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Kingston Church London, United Kingdom, 2009
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center – acquisition for the hospital
Seattle, Washington, 1993
- Stein Fine Art Gallery on the magic mile
Chicago, Illinois, 1987
- Celestial Season and University of Colorado; One Woman Show
Boulder, Colorado, 1974
- List of Exhibitions and Shows
- List of Commissions and Collectors
Selected Press and Publications
- Featured in Seattle Living, Seattle Times Living, and The Art Magazine
February 1981 and March 1986
- Featured in a Book. THE NORTHWEST ARTISTS 1990
- Author, Istanbul Calls, 2010, Alone on a Middle East Journey
Thank you for reading this. If you made it this far, she would love to hear from you. Please drop her a line from the contact page. Please contact Katherine if you want one of her original paintings or want her to do a commission for you. Last but, not least, if you want a print of her work, please contact Turning Art or Fine Art America.