Opening Conversation

Gallery Tour

Kate’s work is filled with visual references from her home life and family; and from the natural environment where a sense of place encapsulates a unique approach to processing what she sees.

Her landscape paintings portray nostalgic Australian vistas, and Kate’s interiors evoke universal familiar surroundings that elicit memories of small yet important moments in hers and our lives.

Sydney based artist Kate Nielsen mainly works with oil paint on canvas. Her  two dominant subjects are ‘Landscape’ and ‘Interiors’, because of their connection to place. Kate exhibits her recent works in a solo show here at Purple Noon Gallery on Saturday 25th July 2020.

Kate Nielsen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Painting from the National Art School graduating in 2005 and has continued her art practice ever since. She has had group and solo exhibitions across Sydney. She has twice been selected as a finalist for the Mosman art prize, she has been a finalist in the Hawkesbury and Hornsby art prizes and has also won the ‘Emerging artist’ award in the Hornsby art prize 2019.

Painting ‘Landscape’ enables me to feel a sense of connection to the natural environment, a need which is intrinsic to human nature. I enjoy the play of light and shade, the restorative nature of water, the natural linear rhythms created by the structure of the trees, the power of the expressive use of colour and the timeless quiet of rock formations.

The ‘Interior’ represents place, as it is an expression of personal values, experiences and the ‘sacred’ objects of its creator. My Interiors emanate from the personal spaces of family, friends and other places of importance to me. They reflect the spirit created by the everyday juxtaposition of objects and patterns which go into the making up of peoples lives, and the need to create their own ‘nest’ in our world.