A colourist at heart, Kato can paint in a wide variety of styles – from realistic to abstract – in acrylics, oil and mixed media. Her subject matter includes food, rural and urban landscapes, and non-representational works. For the past 3 years, Kato has taught painting at Baxter Arts Centre in Bloomfield, where she focuses on boosting confidence, offering creative solutions, and making sure that the process never gets overly serious.
WAX & WANE: Encaustic and Cold Wax at Twist Gallery, Toronto January 3-28
Art in the County (Honourable Mention Award) – June in Picton
Blizzmax Gallery (Oh Canada show – July 8 – August 6)
County Contemporary 2
The Local Store (until Thanksgiving)
“My Colourful Friends” at Belleville’s John M. Parrott Art Gallery (254 Pinnacle Street) July 20 – August 31
“Painting for me is about problem solving, communicating, and expressing intent. The act of painting allows me to carve out a private place to nourish my soul. I appreciate technique and composition, and paint what I find beautiful.”