December 22, 2010

A simple passion for painting: Kate Faust

 Kate Faust, "The Apothecary, oil on canvas,  16” x 24.” Images are from the artist's website.

Kate Faust, "Poppies for You," oil on linen, 18” x 24”

 Kate Faust, "The Master’s Closet," oil on canvas, 24” x 18”

In the Town Journal Eileen LaForgia reports that painter Kate Faust is having a show at the Ridgewood Public Library. "This is an exciting time for me. I'm reorganizing my life and finding who I am as an individual" Faust said. "After 20 years raising four daughters, I now have 100 percent of my time to devote to my passions - painting and photography."

Faust said she was motivated by her husband, who told her "It's your time now!"

Four years ago she began painting at the Ridgewood Art Institute (RAI) and has never looked back. "I try to capture prismatic light and atmospheric effects that have been taught to me by John Osborne and Lorraine Minetto," she said. Faust is currently also displaying three pear paintings at a group show of oil paintings at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.

"I consider myself an Impressionist, leaning towards Realism. I want still life paintings to be solid - like you could pick them up," Faust said. She called her paintings very expressive in nature. "My main interest is the way light hits an object."

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2 comments:

Refreshing. While I like a good concept as much as anyone, I sometimes think painting is being used these days to convey too much information and so-called meaning. Painters load their work up with allusions, allegory, and references and then have to write an artist's statement to prove that what they are painting is "relevant" and reflects the social order. Enough already. Why not leave a little room for the viewer? Why not just paint a picture?

ditto the above. Thanks for the post Two Coats, and the comment LM

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