Katheryn Townsend paints landscape, figure, portrait and still life, both in the studio and outdoor on location. Her intent is to capture the varied harmonies of nature expressed not as picture stories, but as the visual and emotional relationship of shape and color.
"Painting, to me, is visceral. Whatever the image depicted, the paint itself, its color, texture and thickness, as it is laid on by brush or palette knife in the shapes of the abstract design, is how the story is told."
Travelling with other painters has been a remarkable part of her journey—from Yunnan Province in China to Glacier National Park, Alaska, Italy, France, Cornwall, Escalante, the Inner Gorge of the Grand Canyon, the Selkirks of British Columbia.
"At home from my studio window I am witness to the patterns and rhythms of the seasons, the tides and the critters that live on Zangle Cove in Puget Sound.
Katheryn Townsend has participated in painting exhibitions across the Country since 1989, including the Art in Embassies Program, most recently having paintings selected by the Ambassador to Jordan.