Katie St Clair

Visual Artist
My painting practice is built upon what I see, what I experience, and how I interpret the landscape. On close investigation, my paintings reveal themselves as fractured combinations of complex layers of paint, collage material, and photographs that reflect upon the natural world. Simple acts of engagement with unobserved natural surroundings have profound consequences for my work. Whether I am on foot or bike, my present environment guides investigations in the studio. The slow pace and openness of being self-propelled allows me to take notice of the environment. In the studio, I communicate the emotional and physical experience of crawling around in the bush, making connections, and touching everything I encounter.

The latest work focuses on the complex processes of physical and spiritual healing through visualization of plants and fungi in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Carolina landscape.