Mary Kathryn Woodward

mkw portrait

Artist Statement

As a native of Richmond, I have spent most of my life soaking up Virginia’s ever-changing landscapes, flowers and waters.  But probably my stint in NYC working for Ralph Lauren was the initial fodder for developing my love of color and textures as well as for sparking my creativity. After more than 20 years of painting, I think really it’s just an unabashed love of both color and my natural surroundings that inspire me to paint. Most often, my paintings are created with a palette knife and brush. Using a variety of media, I try to develop a strong contrast of vibrant, saturated colors, often in layers and with a variety of textures. Through my choices in color palette, I attempt to bring my paintings a voice that is both reflective and appealing.