Meet Katherine Kean of Los Angeles, CA.
Katherine Kean’s deep respect for natural landscapes and the weather is evidenced in her work. Cloud formations, rain, and storm patterns are common themes that she masterfully represents in oil.
Her chosen medium brings deep color to her canvases while the longer drying time gives her greater flexibility during the painting process. By working in layers, she slowly builds up the surface of the canvas and creates various textures that enhance the two dimensional representation of three-dimensional phenomena.
With her painting she seeks, “to stir wonder and excitement for the transformative impacts of weather, wildlife, and natural phenomena, all the while revealing the serene center that can sit in the midst of Nature’s turbulence.”
It comes as no surprise then that she was particularly excited to have two of her paintings shown at the National Weather Center Biennial in 2015.
As part of the exhibit, she got a tour of the Center, learned some more about the science, and met other artists who focus on climate themes.
A Snapshot View of Katherine Kean
Favorite Artist: If she has to narrow it down to just one, she’ll go with J.M.W. Turner, but she has dozens of favorites.
Spirit Animal: She has several. Among them, a large red horse, a raven, a bear.
Secret Superpower: She’s been known to make it rain.