It is revelation, an act of trusting inner vision to engage colors and energy in a dance as this union flies towards another encounter with the landscape that surrounds me.
Exposed and electrified by the gestural marks on canvas or paper, my entire focus is an intimate moment of color image. Gesture is energy made visible and expresses a responsive connection to a specific landscape. Every mark is infused with my relationship to the bittersweet, and expresses a sense of wonder --- opening me to the energies of the sky, water and earth. The paintings and drawings capture my emotional response to the ephemeral nature of light, reflections, trees and clouds.
It is an intuitive vision expressing the tension between small recognizable landscape forms that contrast with larger abstracted exaggerations of color and shapes.
It is the visible and unseen realities, the concrete and the felt experiences, that drive me to paint and draw.
About the Artist
.Kate Trepagnier’s paintings, pastels and prints have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries, including the Zigler Museum in Jennings, Louisiana; the Jackson Art Museum in Jackson, Mississippi; the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana; LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans; Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta; Perry Nicole Fine Art in Memphis, Tennessee; Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, Alabama; Southeastern University in Hammond, Louisiana; and the Foster Hall Art Gallery of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. In addition, her work is in corporate and private collections, including those of Chevron’s Corporate Headquarters, Covington, Louisiana; Harrah’s of New Orleans; the University of South Florida in Fort Myers; SteelCase, Inc., in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Gerhardt, Inc. in Metairie, Louisiana; and the Arts Council of New Orleans’ Percent for Art Program. Recently two paintings were purchased by Albemarle Corporation in Houston. Texas and pastels for Albermarle Kings's Mountain, Charlotte, North Carolina. Also, Kate's work has been included in the collections of Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.