Kate McLeod is a mixed media artist based in Ōtautahi, New Zealand.
Her current gestural, lyrical abstraction focuses on being attuned to the rhythms of life.
The paintings are imbued with a sense of immediate, fluid movement that invites an emotional response. Grounded by her deep fascination with colour, each work is a performance that captures a fleeting moment, a memory of a feeling.
The desire to mould and sculpt raw materials into something new started early. As a baby she took the only malleable, viscous substance she could get her hands on and painted her cot. Today she creates large scale paintings in oil, acrylic, resin, pigments, metal leaf and many more archival quality experiments. As Kate makes her own frames there is no limit to the size of work she can produce.
Following her graduation in 2005 from Canterbury University (BA, Art History and Sociology), Kate’s life twisted and turned, with jobs as a TV set designer, art teacher, advertising account manager, creative software executive and restoration project manager giving her licence to explore a wide range of creative disciplines.
Kate McLeod | To the moon and back 66-3
Title: To the moon and back 66-3
Size: 540 x 540 x 60mm framed.
Type: Oil paint and genuine copper on canvas in a white oak frame.
All our artwork is framed to a high standard and the framing selected compliments each of the works.
Our gaze towards the moon connects us.
The colour/s used in the background were derived from the photographic project of Angelica Dass called Humanæ.
She takes photographs of humans from around the globe and documents their skin colours as Pantone colour. She created the work to ,“promote dialogue that challenges how we think about skin colour and ethnic identity.“
During lockdown Kate was comforted by the fact that we can all look up at the same moon, and that it remained a constant.