I opened my first studio in the early 70’s and work in a range of media because I find it stimulates new ideas and deepens my understanding of my own abilities. My work has been referred to as energetic, dynamic, and diverse. My methods reflect my surroundings and chosen imagery as well as my mood of the moment. I try always to convey an aspect of the world as I know and understand it, whether that is working directly from life or my vocabulary of stored Images.
I painted on location for the first time in 2001. I found it exhilarating and exhausting! Work done in Nature brings an energy to the canvas that is unique to the location and the day. My work shifts accordingly becoming a portrait of the day, the place, and me.
I often return to locations, and enjoy the familiarity that comes from repeated drawing of a favorite place. Drawing acquaints you with an area in an intimate way, as close observation is essential to creating an image. In this way the artist creates a vocabulary of shapes that can be called forth when needed. When painting on location you stay put in one area, often one spot for the day. You watch the ebb and flow of vacation visitors who come by and click a photo then are gone on to the next spot, hurrying on their way to get somewhere. The artists remain lingering over a view, watching the clouds blossom from thin air only to dissipate later in the day. The wind comes, then goes. The sun shines brilliant and hot then hides shifting hue and value in a moment. Some of my favorite memories are of the Oregon coast, arriving at the beach in the cool foggy morning air, staying through the burning sun of mid-day and the wind of early afternoon, to the sublime shadows and softened light of dusk - wine time.
I graduated with an art degree and opened my first home studio in 1976. I have done large scale art for public spaces, and shown my work in galleries and exhibitions. My paintings are hanging in homes as far away as Switzerland and Argentina, and many parts of the United States, as well as Mexico, Canada, and England. I have paintings on the covers of published books and images within their covers. Recently I collaborated with my husband Dr. Gerald J. Senogles producing pen and ink drawings as illustrations for his newly published book as well as a painting for the cover. Body Wisdom now available through Ingram Publishing is available to order through me or the website for Medford Acupuncture Clinic.
Body Wisdom infor; http://www.medfordacupunctureclinic.com/education---body-wisdom--book-and-dvd.html
How to Purchase the Book: The book is $17.95 for pick up at the clinic. To have the book shipped is an additional $3.99; Total with shipping is $21.94; Please be sure to include shipping and contact information.
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My first 20 years of studio work were focused around clay. I painted for presentations and exploration of ideas for clay work. I made bas-relief clay murals, several for public installations, and smaller ones that hang on a wall indoors or out. In 1994 I shifted my focus to painting, I have built some clay pieces since then but most of my studio is a paint a studio. Everything is about time and space! I love sculpture and continue to study it and feel it's influence but I love paint for it‘s expressive qualities, and immediate color.
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My work revolves around giving visual life to non-visual ideas and emotions through common imagery such as rock formations, trees and forests, figures and faces, birds, and water.
A complete CV is available on request. I moved to Oregon in 1976. I began showing and doing commission work in the early '80s. I have work in collections in the EU, England, Argentina, Canada, and across the US from coast to coast. I regularly post on Instagram, FB and www.katycauker.com as well as this Public Page at Artwork Archives.
My work can be seen regularly at the Rogue Gallery in Medford, OR. I submit work for juried shows most years which has me shipping work to shows across the state and the US current news can be found on one of the website Blogs. I am a member of Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon and Oregon Society of Artists in Portland, OR.