Animated brushwork, flowing surfaces of paint, and drawn line that inscribes the surface characterize the evocative paintings of Kathy Little.
Following developmental sketches, her final paintings are made more from the experience and memory of place. This sense that the image can evolve and develop during the process of painting gives the work a freedom of expression.
This new body of work has been created using a limited palette of just three or four colours. Kathy was intrigued to explore the restrictions and possibilities that this would present. The more familiar she became with the subtle shifts in colour and harmony, the further she explored the potential of this new approach.
By adding and subtracting tiny amounts of pigment she was able to mix a wide range of tonal and saturated colours which worked together and enabled her to capture a certain mood and emotion in an abstract image.
Working without a fixed image in mind and using a process of layering and subtracting to achieve new compositions and colour combinations has allowed the paintings to evolve and develop in an experimental and intuitive way.