Flocean

March 2021

This body of work is inspired by my deep love and gratitude for the ocean as well as my passion for promoting mindfulness and joy through color. This process and the resulting pieces celebrate the massive healing power of the ocean and the color blue. Spending time near the ocean is an incredible catalyst to achieve a state of flow, in which clear-minded decisions, creativity, and inner peace are all achievable. Each piece is an invitation to allow the flowy, oceanic pattern - "flocean" - to ease your mind, heal your soul, and, ultimately, achieve clarity.

2020 Commissions

April 2020 - December 2020

These images are depictions of all 14 commissions I completed in 2020. They now have permanent homes in 6 states (10 cities) across the United States. These pieces were inspired by mood boards, simple fabric swatches, ocean photography, other artist's work, and personal memory. These are the first commissions I have ever taken for abstract oil paintings.

2021 Valentine Series

January 2021

I was born on Valentine's Day. Every year, I'm inspired by sharing the day with a celebration of love itself. And every year, I am grateful to have a perfect excuse to give as much love back as I receive. This year is the first year I have had access to my own studio, so I wanted to build a series inspired by love. In other words, this series aims to give all that love back, in my own colorful, visual language. In 2021 I turn 27, so I created 27 original pieces, most small enough to suffice as perfect little Valentine's Day gifts. 

Autumn 2020 Series

October 2020

These pieces were all made during the month of October 2020. They are a celebration of the colors of Autumn and were inspired by memories from various New England outdoor excursions. 

Found Oceans Series

February 2020 - June 2020

This series is inspired by my collection of ocean photography that I find and rip out of magazines. Each piece is painted in response to an individual strip of ocean photography. This ongoing series continues to aid my argument that the ocean is not blue: it is natures greatest mirror, and at any moment, is simply the color of the light around it. 

Miniature Seascape Collages

February 2020 - March 2020

This series is also inspired by my collection of ocean photography. I put miniature strips of photography together in groups of three. Then I mix a unifying color between the three for the background. These works help me study color in a different way - instead of pulling various colors out of one source, I pull one common color out of three sources. 

The Originals

September 2015 - May 2016

This collection was created during my senior year at Colby College. The emergence of this work was when I first found my true artistic voice, style, and higher purpose. These paintings represent my beginning, my starting point, my breakthrough as an artist. As such, these originals are not for sale, however prints can be made available upon request.

© 2020 by Katie Southworth

Studio: Suite 412B | 450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 

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