Katherine Dale
Artist/
Painter

Katherine Dale

Painter

Bio

Katherine Dale is an artist based in the South West of England, United Kingdom. She developed a love of art from the generations of creative members of her family: from her traditional landscape artist grandad to her digital architect father. She has been educated in traditional art, from her A Levels to her Foundation Course, but specialised in painting and animation in her University Degree at Lancaster University. She graduated in 2020, with a First Class Degree with Honors, amongst Covid and all its challenges. Unable to let go of her two passions, painting and writing, she has devoted her practice to the combination of the two and how narrative in art can act as complementary to both specialties. My ‘moving paintings’ are inspired by the ideas of duality. The physical space a person inhabits is different to what they experience – though biologically they are just electrical impulses in the brain, the spirit or awareness takes up a unique space and differs from their appearance. To every person, therefore, there is always an unexplored other to their identity. I painted this initially through portraiture, combining it in multimedia experimentation as 3D space with clay sculptures, that I then responded to in digital form. I used these different mediums to bridge the gaps between the mental and the physical. This has then been developed into these ‘moving paintings’ as I explore the relationship between static reality and the chaotic and shifting imagination. A painting contains in itself not just the image it is representing, but the history of each brushstroke, invisibly. This mirrors how, in every face, we can only physically see an instance of existence, and not the emotion and mind behind it. You may own one of these dark and tonal paintings, but know that there is a digital animation connected to it, telling a story of its subject that cannot be fully found in the accompanying canvas.

Artworks