Taking a very simplified process and palette as a staring point – works that explore colour arrangements and compositions within a grid format these paintings were developed from there. As the process was repeated and expanded I became interested in the more fluid experimental painting that was happening in my mixing palette in contrast to the fixed work that I created in the grid format. My palette was no longer just a means to an end but also an end in itself. These works showed the endless variety that can come through working in both structured and exploratory ways.
Katie Thornton is an artist currently working in London, UK. She completed her Masters in Fine Arts in 2007 through RMIT University, Melbourne and has exhibited her work in a number of individual and group exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.
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