“Capture the Light” by Cathie Peters in the KAC Main Gallery

05 July 2022 10:00 am

“Capture the Light” by Cathie Peters in the KAC Main Gallery

Fleeting Moments in Time

Friday, June 10 to Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Mediums: Watercolor and Acrylic

Artist Statement

Like most artists, I am stopped in my tracks when that magical moment occurs that brings a scene to life. Backlit? Love it! Spotlit by early or late light? I just have to try to capture it. Living in Kamloops, with our vista of rivers and hills, we all know how dramatic low light can be. The challenge of working in both watercolours and acrylics is the way you keep the glow in your paintings. Watercolour is transparent by nature, and your light comes from the paper as well as your application of pigments. In acrylic, I like to start with a glowing transparent underpainting that then peeks through in the final image. Playing with colours is a good way to loosen up and respond to the way the pigments interact. I have included a series of “spontaneous” paintings that were done with spray bottles and poured colour. Once the paint does its thing, I have to try and see shapes to enhance. Tell me what you think of them?

About the Artist, Cathie Peters

Cathie was a career educator with Kamloops SD73 and really only came back to her art near retirement. She has been very involved with the Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists for the last 17 years. Cathie’s work has been purchased as retirement gifts for teachers and as a fundraiser for the McQueen Lake Outdoor Education Centre. For ten years she was part of the Artists’ Studio & Gallery at the Sahali Mall. Sales have seen her work go across Canada. She began with watercolour and now also paints in acrylics. You can see her work in the Regional FCA art shows in both Kamloops and Peachland.

For more information, check out Cathie’s website here.

Cathie’s show will be exhibited in the main gallery from June 10 to July 05, 2022

View Cathie’s upcoming show in our online gallery here!