EMERGE

Kate Dolan

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‘My hands were always filthy at school, covered in paint from the time I’d spent in the art studio. I’ve always loved the way paint stays with you no matter how hard you try to wash it off.  Reminding you of the work you have done and what’s still to come. 

After graduating in 2007, I spent 8 years working in advertising ignoring my instinct to create but in 2016 I decided to get back to my creative roots and pick up a paintbrush.  I haven’t looked back.

Obsessed with colour, form, bold strokes and graphic shapes, my paintings are driven by my emotions following life experiences or topics I am passionate about.   An abstract colourist, I use raw, unspoilt landscapes to define my colour palettes which I treat with sensitivity and extreme consideration. I have a natural perception of colour and composition, using the paint to express my daily life.  I am heavily lead by my emotions which transcends into my expressionist style, whatever is happening in my life, it is reflected in my work.

My pictures reveal captured moments, slices of time representing instants where clarity of an experience was seized, or a processing of an emotion was achieved. I work with mixed media, both acrylic and oil paint and also oil pastels.

Self-taught, but eager to experiment, my time in the studio is some of the best I’ve had, and I’m excited about the work to come’.