Kathleen Ainscough works in a variety of media and techniques and has been creating fine art, costumes and textiles for over 35 years. This solo exhibition features her latest works.
Impermanence and the cycles of nature are my inspiration. Light emerging from shadow, the relationships between humans and nature, rich surfaces echoing time-worn layers scoured by the elements, deep pools of water, reflections, mist on the shoreline, are captured in layers of paint and other materials.
I am intrigued by the patterns and repetition found in nature’s microscopic to cosmologic worlds and how they are reinterpreted in the built environment.
My passion is in the process and materials. Awakening the surface with bold, intuitive marks, layers of paper, paint, and textures, captures the early freedom and spontaneity. Much is learned from experiments and working intuitively, embracing the unexpected and responding spontaneously. When I am immersed in art making there is a sense of freedom, an unmeasured sense of time – kairos, or episodic, rather than chronos, or linear.
Kathleen actively creates, exhibits, and teaches in the mediums of painting, photography, sculpture and textiles. She offers mixed media art workshops through the Hearth -Bowen Island Arts Council where she works as their program coordinator.
Please visit Kathleen’s website to view her work.