CountyAnne Arundel County
Artist StatementMy goal is to create that special feeling in a style that matches the clients’ personality. With unique brush strokes and the use of layering to achieve a bold depth of color and perspective, my artistic statement is creative, fun, vibrant and lively. Heavy body acrylics serve as my primary medium but I use gel to build transparency and depth. Influenced by the scenes that surround me, my paintings are rich in texture and bright in color and ride that fine line between impressionism and realism.
Katherine Carney is a painter who loves coastal life. She grew up on the coast of Rhode Island until she moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland when she was eleven. Here, she occupied her summer days by playing with her Chesapeake Bay Retriever, crabbing off the dock and sailing on the Tred Avon River. Living in the quiet town of Oxford, where her father was a marine biologist provided the perfect foundation for both her interest in marine life and her passion for art to thrive. Katherine attended the University of Maryland where she received a BS in Advertising Design.
After having worked in advertising design, as well as painting decorative furniture, it wasn’t until early 2015 that Katherine finally decided to return to painting on canvas.
While Katherine is best known for her coastal art, she is Influenced by the scenes that surround her. Katherine’s subjects are varied, including landscapes, seascapes, shells, boats, botanicals, farms, and animals. She recognizes she is a realist with an impressionistic view and feels that less detail and more suggestion of, works best for her art and gives her viewer a fresh perspective.
Other than painting, her hobbies include active sports like running, cycling, kayaking and of course – beaching. You can also find her husband, Lab Sophie and her, walking, exploring and enjoying the many Maryland and Delaware seashore parks.
Awards: 2016 Hospice Cup Poster Competition, Best in Houzz 2016, 2nd place acrylic disvision 6th Annual Annapolis Maritime Museum Juried Show May 2016. You can find her work in many Maryland and Delaware shops and galleries, as well as limited edition prints on mainecottage.com.