Kathleen Rhee - Paintings and Art
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Kathleen Rhee

Kathleen Rhee

Gold Coast, Australia

"Contemporary Australian Artist"
Art comes naturally to me. The urge to paint and create never leaves me. I don’t know how I could do anything else even if I tried.  The love of art was instilled in me as a child. Growing up I was exposed to my fathers design and illustration work. I was extremely lucky to then go onto study art in one of the world most prestigious art schools, Parsons School of Design New York.
Painting is definitely expressing my true nature. One of my main inspirations comes from my deep connection to nature, it brings me peace and tranquillity that is always present and driving my work. I mostly paint with acrylic on canvas and paper. My process is a combination of colour staining, sketching, painting with a with a brush and then applying water to soften, blend, layer and splatter. Sometimes it happens immediately, or sometimes it takes a few layers before I feel the work is done. I like both results, a one layer process has a very crisp special quality but the layered work has texture, a feel of age and history.
I aspire to bring calm and peace to peoples lives with my work. The world can be a hard, stressful place and our surroundings can make a difference. We spend so much time indoors I believe having art we love to look and have a connection to can make a big difference, influencing our mood and bringing happiness.
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"Motivation to paint comes from my surrounding environment.“I find it a continual source for my creative process, I transfer all my observations, feelings and colour into each painting”. As much as I go outward to seek inspiration I also listen to my inner self, letting her emotions guide her.“It’s just always with me, continually in my mind and being, for me it is an unconscious process.I let intuition take over, let the paintings come to life on their own, sometimes it happens immediately, or sometimes it takes a few layers before the painting tells me it’s done”."
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