Artist Demo: Lines of the Land: Abstracting Landscape with Katherine Downey Miller

In Person Event
May 12, 2022

Using the the lines of the land through studying the composition of the natural landscape, we will layer our landscape paintings to create a new visual language of transparencies and abstraction. Picking out abstract shapes, we will edit.

Mediums Addressed in Demo: Acrylic

Image: landscape, Katherine Downey Miller, oil on canvas, 30 x 24,

Katherine Downey Miller received her BS in Painting from Skidmore College and her MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts Illustration as Visual Essay Program. Katherine has been exhibiting for many years nationally and internationally. Although trained in Illustration, Katherine has always been a painter, moving between the worlds of representation and abstraction. Working from the the line of the land, building up layers and transparencies, emphasizing the power of brushstrokes her work is about a contained chaos, yet in a structured way – whether it be more representational landscape or a movement towards full abstraction. After graduate school at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Katherine spent time at the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass Village, CO as a Teaching Assistant in drawing and painting, then moved to Florence, Italy where she received a scholarship to teach drawing and painting at Studio Arts College International. Back in the U.S., she teaches privately and at various local art centers and museums.