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Kathryn McFarlane

Kathryn McFarlane
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Using colour as a means of self expression I create multi-layered, abstract paintings.
My work evolves organically as I explore my preferences in paint application, layering textures, shape, line, form and colour.
I paint intuitively which means that initially the painting may seem chaotic, but by listening to my inner voice and responding to what’s there and using a process of problem solving my painting evolves. Each painting’s journey is unique and individual as the process continually varies.
Design elements seep into my work as I seek to create colourful, vibrant and harmonious paintings that challenge viewers to stop, look and see the world from a different perspective.
There are recurrent themes within my work around memory, nostalgia and everyday connections. I love how our lives are made up of many layers of memories which help make us the person we are. Although past experiences are unique to each individual there are common experiences such as travel and the meanings of colour that provide a sense of connection and identity. This translates directly into my multi-layered pieces of work.
BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. 1983

2022 North East Open Studios, Aberdeen
2022 Aberdeen Artists Society Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery
2022 ‘Colour Connections’ Pop Up Gallery, Stonehaven
2021 Society of Scottish Artists 30x 30 Annual Exhibitions, Edinburgh
2021 North East Open Studios, Aberdeen
2021 Aberdeen Artists Society Summer Exhibition, Online
2021 'Fleeting Moments' Pop Up Gallery, Stonehaven
1983 Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

2022 The Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards (VACMA)
City That Never Sleeps
  • Kathryn McFarlane
  • City That Never Sleeps
  • Acrylic
Seashores Where Ocean Beats
  • Kathryn McFarlane
  • Seashores Where Ocean Beats
  • Acrylic
Inner Peace
  • Kathryn McFarlane
  • Inner Peace
  • Acrylic
Over Tobermory
  • Kathryn McFarlane
  • Over Tobermory
  • Acrylic
If I Wasn't So Humble
  • Kathryn McFarlane
  • If I Wasn't So Humble
  • Acrylic
Highland To Lowland
  • Kathryn McFarlane
  • Highland To Lowland
  • Acrylic