The artwork of Katherine Wood can best be described as ‘abstract imaginings’ which stride the divide between traditional landscape and contemporary abstraction.
Katherine’s canvases are a battleground of manipulated and scraped textures that reflect a powerful energy with paint. The landscapes are abstracts of her imagination that are representative of no specific time frame, place or reality but rather a general energy or spirit of place and time. This allows one’s own imagination and interpretation to come into play.
Having studied Fine Art at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Katherine then travelled and studied paint techniques in both Scotland and Australia in 1999 and 2000 and moved back to South Africa to open her own art gallery of various mixed emerging artists. In 2001, Katherine decided to sell her gallery and paint professionally.
In 2004, she and her husband moved to a tourist coastal town in South Africa called Knysna and opened her own signature gallery, Katherine Wood Fine Art.
In January 2013, Katherine, her husband and 2 small children moved to the Sunshine Coast of Australia and continues to paint professionally and supply her agents worldwide.
Her gallery in South Africa is still trading today, displaying her beautiful work.
My art is not about reproducing reality; but capturing the energy that creates it.
2021 The Universe Within,traffic jam galleries, Sydney
2019 Surrender, traffic jam galleries, Sydney
2019 Captured Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2018 Blessed, traffic jam galleries, Sydney
2017 In the Flow, Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2017 ebb and flow, traffic jam galleries, Sydney
2016 Synergize, traffic jam galleries, Sydney
2016 Exhibitor ArtExpo, New York
2015 Bi-Artist Show, traffic jam galleries, Sydney
2014 The Food Series, traffic jam galleries, Sydney
2014 Exhale, traffic jam galleries, Sydney
2013 Into Blue, Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2012 Breathe, Imbizo Gallery, Ballito, Natal, RSA
2011 Beneath The Surface, Imbizo Gallery, Ballito, Natal, RSA
2011 After The Storm, Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2009 Scapes – Land, Sea, Sky, Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2006 Above And Below, Changing Colours Gallery, RSA
2005 Moods, The Kurland Gallery, Plettenberg, RSA
2004 Life, Veo Art Gallery, Cape Town, RSA
2003 Energy, In Fine Art, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, RSA
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2018 The Beach, traffic jam galleries, Sydney
2016 Without Pier Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Celebrating 30 Years, Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2015 Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2015 Travellings, The Dockside, Poole, Dorest, United Kingdom
2014 David Hart Galleries, Noosa
2010 Wildlands For Africa, The Old Cellar Gallery, Spier, Cape Town, RSA
2009 Stars, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York
2009 Our Country, Our Land, Fine Art Portfolio, RSA
2008 Ludus, Exhibit at Beijing Olympics, Beijing
2008 NY NY, Gallerie Icosahedron, New York
2006 Within Borders, The Kurland Gallery, Plettenberg Bay, RSA
2005 Together, The Corner Gallery, Franschhoek, RSA
2004 Fertility, Alfred Mall Gallery, RSA
2002 Tastings, Klarity Fine Art, RSA
2001 Cape Town, Lifestyle On Kloof, RSA
2001 Now Art, Klarity Fine Art Gallery, RSA
2001 Summer Exhibition, Hout Bay Art Gallery, RSA
EDUCATION, HISTORY and TRAVELS 2013 Moved to Queensland, Australia to continue her professional art career
2010 Chosen by Judged Panel for inclusion in BEST OF WORLDWIDE OIL ARTISTS VOL 11, KENNEDY PUBLISHING USA – published Nov 2010
2008 New York’s Art Fair International Artist of the Month for November 2008
2008 Invited by New York Arts to exhibit at 2008 Beijing Olympics as part of a group exhibition
2004 – 2012 Moved to Knysna in South Africa on the Garden Route and opened her own Signature Gallery with husband, Duncan who became her full time agent and business partner
2002 Sold Klarity Art Gallery and became a professional artist
2001 Art Curator: Walking the Street Curator of a two week multimedia art exhibition in Observatory, Cape Town, with over 100 artists
2000 – 2002 Klarity Art Gallery Katherine initiated and owned Klarity Fine Art Gallery in Observatory, Cape Town. Klarity was an Art House which displayed an eclectic range of artworks from sculptures, photography, ceramics, oil paintings, video installations and performance pieces
1999 Studied Graphic Design – The Computer Graphics School, Melbourne, Australia
1998-2000 Lived and studied in Scotland and Australia, studying and developing various art techniques
1997-1998 Diploma in Interior Decorating from Intec College, Cape Town
1993-1997: Degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts (Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa)
I have wanted to create a body of work that resonates with being in stillness. I’ve been hibernating for the last while reflecting on my mindset. Taking time. Reprogramming. Through the practice of painting I have been practising stillness. These works are all abstract imaginings that are representative of no specific time frame, place or reality but rather a general energy or spirit.