© Kate Thomas. Image courtesy of the Artist.
Exhibitions at Stride Arts
Kate Thomas graduated from Franklin and Marshall College and is currently based in New York, NY. During a chance incident when her pug, Louie, knocked a cup of paint to the floor of her studio, Kate was able to observe the color of the paint interlaced with the color of her floor and chose to continue experimenting with fluid painting. She finds inspiration in natural forms, and represents earth’s minerals, elements and geodes to channel their positive energies through her work.
Kate uses a mix of techniques but begins each piece with a style of pour painting, gradually adding layers of materials and resin to act as layers. Resin is not used primarily to finish the piece, rather, Kate uses it to create layers and depth with acrylic paints, inks, and other materials mixed into it. Each pour’s “flow” is usually an outcome of the music Kate is listening to during the time of creating the piece. For a more rapid and aggressive pour, she puts on some of her favorite bands: Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, and more of the classic rock bands. For a smoother and softer pour, Van Morrison, The Temptations, Norah Jones, etc. are usually played on repeat.