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Thank you to everyone who came to my solo exhibition at Allpress Studio. I will start working on a new collection very shortly so check back soon for my next event.

 

Studio visits by appointment.

Grey Lynn, Auckland.

Please contact me on

katherine@katherinethrone.com

 

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"My inspiration to paint, and indeed my impetus to begin painting originally, is rooted in the home. Our connection to our domestic spaces has intrigued me for as long as I have been a home owner, and my research into design history, psychology of interiors and sense of place has consumed the majority of my Bachelor and Masters studies.

My journey began as a young homeowner living in a new house in a new country. To address the beautiful but bare walls of my Georgian home I saw two options: to buy a carload of cheap canvas prints from Hobby Lobby, or to buy paint and canvas and create my own art. I chose the latter. At the age of 32, I took myself to college to study interior design and art. That was one of the most exciting and liberating decisions of my life. My jouney has lasted nearly 10 years, and along the way I have adopted two beautiful children, gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts, moved from the USA to New Zealand and this year completed a Master of Fine Arts. 

My motivation to paint still remains quite simply the desire to create a beautiful space. 

Using the patterns, textures and colours of my own home and garden, my themes have included how our domestic spaces help root us and define our sense of belonging, and interpreting identity in the domestic through the filter of feminism.

My latest collection of paintings entitled Wallflower explores the flower motif as an icon of beauty in the domestic interior. Tracking the botanical motif's trajectory from the epitome of taste in the golden age of decoration to oblivion behind the white walls of modernism, this work explores the flower's historically convoluted status. As our cities grow and green spaces shrink, the flower returns to offer grounding strength and visual delight." 

 

Katherine is an MFA candidate at Elam School of Fine Art at Auckland Univeristy. She graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in Michigan USA in 2014 with a a BFA in Painting (Honors) and minor in Interior Design. She is the receipient of the Grand Valley State University Purchase Award at the 2014 Regional Art Exhibition and the 2014 KCAD Studio Excellence Award for Painting. Her work has been exhibited in juried, group and solo shows across Michigan and New Zealand.

Katherine paints from her studio in Auckland, New Zealand.