“Color always begins my process,” says Kathleen Hope, who works with cement, plaster, acrylic, ink, and other media in paintings that are richly textured and organic. Her background in interior design and color psychology is a significant influence on her work. “The feeling or the psychological properties of a color dictate the shapes I will use,” she adds. “It is important for me to arrive at only the essentials in a painting. Sometimes when there is too much information it looses its essence. I paint best when I push my medium to the limit, make good design decisions and maintain a playful spontaneity.”
Hope is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Duluth and has received numerous awards for her artistry. She lives and works in Fountain Hills, Arizona.