Dreams and Fantasies: The Portfolio of Kathleen MacGregor
I Dreamed I Was, acrylic on canvas
Kathleen MacGregor is an artist who utilizes dreams and fantasies as the basis for her subject matter. Kathleen’s paintings and prints often combine abstract colour and composition with human or animal figures.
Brother Love, acrylic and ink on wood board
I enjoy the loose, heavily stylized style that Kathleen employs in the creation of her works. Most of the artworks in Kathleen’s art portfolio are focused on a central figure, building up a scene and composition around the shape of that figure, sometimes arranging the figure in such a way as to create a sort of iconographic symmetry, like in works where a bird spreads its wings evenly across the length of a canvas.
In our previous feature of Kathleen’s work, we looked at the artist’s use of a whimsical, organic aesthetic. In more recent works, the artist seems to have adopted a splashier style, utilizing even more vibrant and saturated colours to create an overall aesthetic that’s just slightly surreal.