“There’s a garden near my home in Auckland, New Zealand, that borders on bedlam. Beans twist in frenzied haste up teetering stakes, dahlias veer and collapse into banana palms, hollyhocks tower to the sky and beds of lettuce and chard bake in steaming compost. I feel compelled to talk about this garden – and others like it – and paint is my language. I am an artist, a painter of beauty and courage, and the garden is my metaphor.” – Katherine Throne
Katherine Throne’s debut exhibition with Sanderson Joy Ride places the viewer amongst the tangled sweet peas and blooming roses overhanging neighbourhood fences. Painted in thick oil, Throne’s flowers burst off the canvas unapologetically encroaching into the viewer’s space
Katherine has a Master of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Art at Auckland University. She graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in Michigan USA in 2014 with a BFA in Painting (Honors) and minor in Interior Design.
Her interest in the flower began during her Masters research into the history of design. For Katherine, painting the flower is celebrating and championing all that’s feminine – the beautiful, the emotive and our connection with the earth.
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