• Blue
    • Oil on Linen
    • 65 x 61 inches
    • Blue Green
    • Oil on Linen
    • 65 x 61 inches
    • Blue Green Pale
    • Oil on Linen
    • 65 x 61 inches
    • Yellow Green
    • Oil on Linen
    • 65 x 61 inches

Artist Statement

There is a rhythm to nature, as to life, and as to the paintings and drawings I make.

My practice is an act of consciously giving and taking, a pace I have absorbed from the rigorous and unpredictable environment of the coast of Maine.┬áHere within an extremity of elements, my perceptions are dictated by the very real architectonics of nature — waves, reflections, refractions — delineating and enveloping an existence.

My paintings and drawings are an examination of these patternings and meanderings between nature and humanity, embodying a tension through scale, mark and color that oscillates between formalistic geometry and existential space; an allusion to thought and consciousness and to the passage of time.

My muted color cadences and detailed surfaces are parallels to the nature of light and to my lifelong relationship with the sea.

Artist Bio

Kate Beck was born in Bath, Maine in 1956. She studied at the University of Maine at Orono, Bennington College, and Maine College of Art. She lives and works on the coast of Maine at WhiteSpot Studio.

Beck has exhibited and lectured within the United States and Europe, including The New Mexico Museum of Contemporary Art; The Ogunquit Museum of American Art; The Portland (Maine) Museum of Art; Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Bowdoin College; University of Pennsylvania; Harvard University; Tufts University; The University of Western Bohemia, Czech Republic; The Kosova Museum of Art; Gorcums Museum, The Netherlands, ParisCONCRET, Paris, France, and the BAU Institute, New York, NY and Puglia, Italy.