Katherine Armacost

North Carolina Artist - Chapel Hill

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Artist's Statement

My work is directed by nature, history, architecture, dreams, everything I come in contact with. I don't always know how a painting starts; sometimes an image or color, texture, music or even a scent will stay with me and push me toward a beginning. I don't have a fixed idea, but I like to bring to the work all the contradictions, doubt and humor of the day. I make decisions and change my mind; I talk to work in the past as I push to somewhere I haven't been. Success is relative. My goal is to keep the work alive.

My favorite artists are Giotto, Goya, Velasquez, de Kooning, Diebenkorn, and the Catalan master Antoni Tapies. I admire them wholeheartedly and hope they somehow inform my work.

Katherine Armacost Chapel Hill Artist North Carolina Artist Oil Painting