Inspired by the Abstract Expressionists, Katharine McGuinness uses free-form fields of color that suggest depth, space and movement. Although her works appear as paintings, they are more akin to prints, created in the manner of monotypes. Using a brayer, she applies lithography ink to large printing plates and then employs an etching press to transfer each layer of color onto paper.
McGuinness finds the suggestive power of color endlessly fascinating: “I spend my days collecting colors and shapes from our daily experience and arranging them like a bouquet of flowers.” She lives in Denver, where she attended the University of Colorado and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. McGuiness also has studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and Philadelphia College of Art.