About

My art is dually an exploration of embodying glimpses of emotion in both human and spatial portraiture, and an active investigation of and effort to eternalize past occurrences and sentiments on a tangible surface – the painted canvas. Primarily with oils on canvas as my preferred medium, I aim to breathe new life into physical surfaces that pay tribute and recognition to the past – be it a moment, an era, or a nostalgic memory. Subject ranges from whimsical-natured reflections on recent pop culture, to odes to friendships and personal studies of loss within the family. I often use pastels, acrylics, ink and charcoal on a variety of surfaces as studies and sketches for paintings, life drawings and illustration.

By my own experience with painting as a healthy and therapeutic process, I use art as an expressive channel to document internal impressions of my surroundings. Though my work is personal, I attempt to engage the viewer in reflections of the universal and surreal nature of memory in extending the life of fleeting moments and emotions into the present. As a graduate from the University of Toronto’s contemporary Visual Studies program and a current MA of Art Therapy 2016 candidate at the George Washington University, I am currently working in Washington, DC, towards a future in accessible arts, creative therapies, and as an artist.

I also work in illustration and create scenes corresponding with written word or ideas. I actively accept proposals for illustration and portraiture; drawing and painting. Contact me at katherine.j.tucker@gmail.com.

18x24"

V & 1st NW 2015 18×24″ pastel on paper