The foundation for my work is the intended concept that derives from my unique perception of the world. When a concept forms, I explore it for years by creating a series of paintings that result in concept expansion and nuanced meanings. My lexicon for expression includes not only the common morphemes, such as the elements and principles of design, but also a hybrid vocabulary of unique and unusual combinations that support the concept.
Katharine A. Cartwright, NWS, is a painter in Spruce Head, Maine, who studied fine art at Kutztown University, The College of Charleston, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the Missouri Watercolor Society, and the Northeast Watercolor Society. Her work has received numerous top awards in national and international juried competitions and is included in hundreds of private and corporate collections, as well as noted publications.
The work of Katharine Cartwright has been selected for the Shenzhen International Watercolor Exhibition in China. This exhibition is sponsored by the Chinese government to encourage the exploration and innovation of watercolor and as a platform for exchange between China and the world. Nearly three thousands entrees were submitted by artists from around the world and juried by an expert panel from Australia, China, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Two hundred and sixty artists were selected from fifty-four countries. Cartwright’s work, Fourier’s Law, will hang in the Shenzhen Art Museum from December 10, 2013 to January 10, 2014.
Katharine is represented by Rougette Gallery in Rockland, Maine.