Katharine Butler Gallery
1943 Morrill Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
941.955.4546

Artist receptions and

Third Friday Towles Court Artwalks

are 3rd Friday of each month from 6-10 pm.

 

 

KATHARINE COSENZA BUTLER

(ETCHING, MIXED MEDIA, & ACRYLIC)

Katharine Cosenza Butler

www.katharinebutler.com

kb@katharinebutler.com

Artist Statement

                                                  

              Artists’ statements are tricky because a lot goes into an artist’s work that may not be immediately visible or understandable to the viewer.  To explain it somehow removes the experience one hopes the viewer will have.  If I paint something with passion and someone sees it as bucolic, who am I to argue?  In fact for me once a work is done, I give it up to the viewers so that they may bring their own impressions and feelings to it – to make it theirs for the moments they are seeing it.

              That said, my inspiration comes from many sources.  The first is nature in some form or another and a lot of that involves the sea, since all of my life I have lived next to the water with vast horizons to inspire my inner world.  Second, I am both a printmaker and a painter and have a lot of passion for the media I work in.  Then there is my inner life that compels me to make art in the first place.  I feel deeply about people and injustice and war and global warming and corruption in the marketplace and in government among a million other things.  All of that is in my work in one form or another, but none of my work says so in an obvious way. 

              In this body of work I have been working on rocky outcrops and coastlines.  Is that a proverbial “rock and a hard place”?  Sometimes I did bring that concept to my work.  Is it the glory of the Maine coast, the sensuous waters of Italy, or the tranquility of the frozen Lake Tahoe and inner peace?  Yes to that, too.  In any case, whether the coast is rocky or serene, the weather dramatic or calm, the sea and its coasts have much to tell me, and I never fail to be inspired by them.

Biography

               Born and raised in New York, Katharine Butler holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin and the San Francisco Art Institute.  Ms. Butler’s work has been exhibited in Florida, California, Washington, DC, Maine and Italy, as well as in a traveling exhibit by the Smithsonian Institution, titled “Handmade Paper.”  She regularly participates in local events as speaker, demonstrator and host.  Last year, in addition to a successful solo exhibition in Sarasota, her work was selected for juried and curated shows in New York, California, and Maine, as well as in Florida.


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Gulf Breeze

Acrylic on Canvas

$625

25 x 25

 

 

Florida News,

Changing Landscape

Chine Collé 1/1

$225

15 x 17

SOLD

 

Florida News,

Changing Landscape II

Chine Collé 1/1

$225

15 x 17

SOLD

 

 

Florida News

Chine Collé 1/1

$225

15 x 17

SOLD

 

 

Night Magic

Etching 1/1

$250

18 x 18

 

 

Lotus

Acrylic on Canvas

$1200

36 x 36

 

Passing Clouds

Etching

$175

16 x 13

 

 

Four Square Palm

Etching & Chine Collé

$450

29 x 29

 

 

Joyful Solitude I

Acrylic on Canvas

$225

13 x 13

 

 

Joyful Solitude II

Acrylic on Canvas

$225

13 x 13

 

 

Joyful Solitude III

Acrylic on Canvas

$225

13 x 13

 

Boca Chica

Hand Colored Etching

$250

18 x 16

   

 

Siesta Key

Hand Colored Etching

$250

18 x 16

 

Jamaican Idyll

Hand Colored Etching

$250

18 x 16

  

 

Caribe

Hand Colored Etching

$250

18 x 16

 

 

Palm on White

Mixed Media on Paper

$525

30 x 30

 

 

Paradise Palm II

Acrylic on Paper

$450

21 x 21

 

 

Paradise Palm IV

Acrylic on Paper

$450

21 x 21

 

 

Paradise Palm V

Acrylic on Paper

$450

21 x 21

 

 

Traveler Palm

Two Plate Etching & Chine Collé 1/6

$425

20 x 20

 

 

At the Beach

Acrylic & Mixed Media

$425

13 x 13

 

 

Apple Tree, Moody Skies III

Monoprint-Open Bite Intaglio w/ Chine Collé 1/1

$325

21 x 21

 

Apple Tree, Moody Skies IV

Monoprint-Open Bite Intaglio

w/ Chine Collé 1/1

$325

21 x 21

 

 

Autumn Leaves

Monoprint-Open Bit, 3 Color Viscosity w/ Chine Collé 1/1

$375

21 x 21

  

Forest Fragments IV

Monoprint-Open Bit, 3 Color Viscosity w/ Chine Collé 1/1

$275

15 x 17

                     

Double Dance IV

Monoprint-Open Bit, 3 Color Viscosity w/ Chine Collé 5 & 6/6

$375

17 x 27

 

 

Palm III

Etching and Chine Collé

$250

21 x 21

 

Ledges

Etching and Chine Collé 3/25

$275

14 x 19

 

Beachcomber I

Etching 1/1

$375

22 x 22

 

Beachcomber V

Etching 1/1

$375

22 x 22

 

Homage to the Point

Etching and Chine Collé 8/25

$275

17 x 17

 

Sea Smoke

Etching and Chine Collé 2/25

$275

16 x 13

 

 

Sky Palm I

Etching and Chine Collé 3/6

$275

13 x 19

 

 

Sky Palm II

Etching and Chine Collé 3/6

$275

13 x 19

 

Spindrift I

Etching and Mixed Media

$250

15 x 15

 

Spindrift II

Etching and Mixed Media

$250

15 x 15