Friday, October 14, 2011

Kathryn Gabinet-Kroo: A Painter's Path

Kathryn Gabinet-Kroo started out in art in black and white photography, and only when she found herself without a darkroom after marrying a Canadian and coming to Montreal from the States, did she start doing watercolors and using color. Eventually she switched to oils. She is a realist painter using her photographs as reference for her paintings, altering the colors or only using part of the photo to enhance composition. She always enjoys painting nature, and coy fish are a favorite subject matter. She does portraits sometimes, but not on a regular basis.
The lecture and the animated question and answer period afterwards were thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance.

Kathryn Gabinet-Kroo with one of her paintings. Usually she works in larger formats (3'x5', 4'x6') but her smaller works are obviously more portable.

Kathryn Gabinet-Kroo holding up one of her works from student days

Notes and photos by Jackie Rae Wloski.

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