Kate Harkins
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My work is primarily acrylic paint and collage, an exploration of different kinds of materials and forms, using color, line and texture. I am covering and exposing different parts of the painting, so as to play with depth and texture. My painting comes from my sense of play. The result is, I hope, a reserved “place” for the viewer to also play, with each person’s interpretation becoming a personal note on their own version of playfulness.

I live and work in Seattle and am a member of Columbia City Gallery, as well as sell work privately. I am mostly self-taught, but have taken classes at the Pratt Fine Art Center of Seattle and at the Museum School of Boston. Currently I am an artist in residence at the University of Washington Medical Center, where I work with patients in rehabilitation.