Kathy Cotter is a process painter in that she doesn’t go into a painting knowing how it is going to turn out. She plays with color, textures, and subjects in a way that you may sense what they are yet they remain somewhat abstract.Cotter is also unafraid to combine things that at first glance don’t seem like they belong together. Somehow they do. Cotter strives to have the viewer feel some personal connection to the work, a memory, feeling or emotion.
COTTER can be described as a colorist and is inspired on a daily basis by her surroundings (buildings, boats, animals, trees…all of it!). That being said she does not paint the literal subject as is..she gives it life of its own through her choice of color, shape and perspective in hopes that will convey the sense of nostalgia she feels for her subjects.