Artist Katherine Wolf Webb works from her home studio in Wilmington. On the easel behind her is a finished acrylic painting
Along with watercolor painting, she works often in three dimensions, creating dynamic mobiles, works of sculpture and jewelry.
She likewise continues to work with paint, creating landscapes, seascapes, still-life compositions, and abstracts in watercolors and
acrylics and applying them to materials like canvas, board and paper.
Webb’s work is palpably adventurous and joyful, mimicking her own creative spirit. This excitement is evident throughout her
oeuvre but especially in Webb’s most recent paintings, which feature vibrant color palettes and visually arresting combinations of
domestic and natural life. Her larger acrylic works on paper and canvas like “Bell Flower” and “White Pitcher” add high-contrast to
brightly colored petals with bold, black backgrounds and thickly painted lines. These pieces are composed in a graphic style with
large brushstrokes, wild and textural paint application, and flattened surfaces that contrast dramatically with her watercolor works.
Indeed, they seem to gesture towards abstraction, another feature of her newest art practices.