Today’s Artwork of the Day is “This Endless Source” (mixed media, 60″ x 48″) by Artexpo New York 2011 exhibitor Kate McCavitt. Trained as a Sumi-e (Asian brush) artist and self-taught in other genres, Kate McCavitt lavishes all of her colorful, textured abstract paintings with the subtleties of the Asian art tradition.
Colors, ratios, philosophies, polarities and sequences all dance together within Kate’s unique abstract style. She says her inspiration comes from nature, from “the fact of mystery in the Universe” and in “trusting the random as a synchronicity.” Kate employs rich layers of fluid acrylics, gloss mediums and metallic gesso, paired with both the random events of experimental techniques and ancient icons like Zen circles and circling human yin/yang figures.
Here’s what Kate has to say about her work in general and “This Endless Source” in particular:
“I return regularly to my love of Asian-influenced painting. The Zen Circle,or Enso, represents so much, including life from beginning to end, continuity and movement and change. A good Enso is painted when the heart and mind have become one.”
A native of New York, Kate McCavitt lives in her home-studio next to a wildlife conservation corridor in Oceanside, California with the love of her life, eight grandchildren nearby, a resident hummingbird family and bunnies, egrets, coyotes, bats, crows and hawks.
Kate has self published a series of Limited Editions of her finest works and chooses Artexpo as her main venue for exposure. She is currently represented by galleries in Coronado, Ca., Solana Beach, Ca., Culver City, CA., Waikoloa, HI., Frenchtown, NJ., Greeneville, SC., West Palm Beach, Florida, and Spring Lake, MI. In 2008, she moved to the international art world and is one of the few independent artists being represented in the GCC region (the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Quatar) by a Dubai gallery established in 1996 and which has just opened a new retail gallery in the Dubai Mall (the largest high-end shopping experience in the world).
We’re thrilled to have Kate returning to exhibit at Artexpo New York 2011 next March. You can see more of her work at www.bodyofwork.us.