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Kate Warthen :: Oils

My painting style is defined by variety, color, and a devotion to the effect of light; the eternal but fleeting play of light on all things.

I love to paint en plein air (outdoors) because of the light, and I also love to paint natural light in interiors, because of the light.

My primary medium is oil paint, either on canvas or wood panel. I find that oil paint offers the most intense color experience, due to the ability to build layers of paint and the resulting rich depth of color.

I am a native of northern Wisconsin, to which I attribute my appreciation of the natural world. I've lived in California for most of my adult life, and I consider it home.

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