A Sense of Spiritualism: The Art Portfolio of Catherine Emile
Catherine Emile is an abstract painter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Inspired by music, poetry, and a sense of spiritualism and introspection, Catherine creates paintings that embrace a variety of textures and mark-making techniques.
The artist’s recent works have a great sense of fluidity and movement -- long, heavy strokes of paint often appear more poured than directly applied, and I enjoy the sense in many of these works that the artist has taken a step back and allowed the paint to flow as it may. Catherine often tends toward rich, warm hues, and many of her pieces have a fairly cohesive colour palette -- rather than planes of different colours, the paintings appear as mottled textures of similar colours.
It’s interesting to look at the works where Catherine does create well-defined shapes and planes, alongside these more fluid abstractions. In these works, the colour palette is more varied, and further-reaching, but the almost-uniform sizes of brush marks or shapes lends a sense of cohesion.