Clearing the Way
Clearing the Way
A striking, expansive abstract painting titled "Clearing the Way," by the internationally acclaimed abstract artist Katherine Wood, captures attention. Executed as a mixed media on canvas, it presents an abstract portrayal of a haunting sky over the quintessential coastline of South Africa.
Fusing mixed media on canvas introduces a 3D and texturally rich abstraction that interprets vast open landscapes. Thoughtfully mounted on a deep stretcher frame, the artwork adeptly enhances the perception of depth, beckoning viewers from any angle of approach.
Most of the canvas is dedicated to a dramatic and evocative sky, while expansive open spaces intricately weave together colours, textures, depths, and luminosity. To reintroduce balance and perspective, Katherine Wood's signature touch emerges—ingeniously placed subtle fragments of the natural world. This artful touch restores equilibrium to the emotional intensity of the depicted skies.
Every creation by Katherine Wood stands as a testament to her artistic brilliance. Each artwork is a truly spectacular, inspirational masterpiece—a profound display of her creative ingenuity.
Artist Katherine Wood was born on 10th January 1975 in Cape Town, South Africa. Although not much is known about the artist in younger years, it is clearly apparent that an aptitude for art and painting was in her blood right from the word go!
"When one can put into perspective how small we – and our problems – are in scale to everything else, it allows for a deeper contemplation as to the meaning of this life."
Katherine Wood was born in Cape Town in 1975.
Although she studied Fine Arts at the Frank Joubert Art School and Stellenbosch University, Katherine Wood signed all her early work under a pseudonym because she felt insecure and feared rejection.
Decades later, her large, expressive artworks – a fusion of mixed media presenting an abstract interpretation of wide-open landscapes and capturing the energy of nature – are held in various private and corporate collections throughout the world, including South Africa, the UK, the USA, Canada, Germany, Australia and Switzerland.
"My art has become a meditative outlet for me as I have struggled with anxiety and depression since my teens," she reveals. "I now look at painting as an outlet for self-growth."
In 2000, Wood launched an art studio for a group of local artists in Observatory, Cape Town, displaying an eclectic range of works from paintings and sculptures to performance pieces. "Initially, I did a bit of painting on the side but didn't dare to put my art out there. Then I exhibited one of my works and sold it on the first day. I did another and sold it within a week."
Wood has exhibited in her hometown as well as London, Dubai, New York, Sydney, Brisbane, Johannesburg, Durban, Melbourne, and Beijing, among other cities. Since 2013 she has lived in Queensland, Australia, with her husband and two daughters.
ROLLED & TUBE
This safe and cost-effective packaging is our preferred packaging option. We'll remove the canvas from the stretcher frame and roll it up into this sturdy and protective cardboard tube for shipping. Upon delivery, simply have the canvas re-stretched at your local framer.FLAT-PACKED / BOXED We package the artwork on its stretcher frame or in a frame. The artwork is securely bubble-wrapped and packed into a sealed cardboard box. This option offers good protection of your artwork while in-transit, without the additional cost associated with custom-crating.
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