Kathy Buist

Beachside, 2020
Mixed Media on Canvas
60 x 60 in
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About the Artist

 KATHY BUIST 1959-Kathy’s work has won praise from The New York Times and has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the country, including the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, the National Woman’s Museum Archives in Washington, D.C., Andrews Museum in Andrews, NC and the Long Island Museum. Kathy also received much deserved acclaim by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine as "Today's Masters". Her work has been shown throughout the country. Kathy has been a resident artist at centers in Vermont and Virginia and her paintings are part of numerous private collections internationally.

Artist's Statement

"Having lived in New York City for over a decade, my landscapes are of a very different topography. The pieces convey a reverence for the earth, which manifests itself in quite sensual ways. These works play on the elemental values of the sun, water, and morning mist to capture the spirit of each environment. It has been observed that some of my paintings almost impart the aroma of the earth. Each has an underlying sensual quality which will emerge in some surprising manner to reveal the paintings essence. This comes from my intimate relationship with the subject matter. In my paintings, I also explore the transformational qualities of light, using the subtle nuances found in refracted morning, afternoon or evening light to embody a particular moment in time. Perhaps these sensibilities are a result of having grown up on a farm in rural Michigan—and a flower farm, at that.

 

The landscapes are also somewhat political. They return the viewer to a seemingly lost time in which humans interrelated on more fundamental levels with nature. In addition, they speak to today’s need for increasing environmental awareness, as well as preserving that environment. I have been a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center and served as visiting artist at a number of workshops where I taught landscape painting."

 

Education

1996

1993-97 Vermont Studio Center

1981 BFA, Kendall School of Design, Grand Rapids, MI

MFA Cum Laude, The New York Academy of Art 

 

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