Katherine Bowling

Katherine Bowling (b. 1955, Washington D.C.) is a distinguished artist known for her layered landscape paintings that evocatively capture the essence of the Hudson Valley. Her artistic journey began at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1978.

Bowling’s work is deeply inspired by the natural beauty and serene landscapes of the Hudson Valley. Her paintings often feature woods, roads, and fields, elements that serve as metaphors for memory and displacement. She masterfully uses light and color to create a sense of ephemerality, capturing moments in time much like the Impressionists—Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir—who have influenced her.

In her works, Bowling skillfully portrays simple yet profound details, such as sunlight dancing over water surfaces or flickering through trees. These elements evoke a deep emotional response, drawing viewers into the quiet beauty and transient moments she so beautifully renders.

Her exceptional talent has been recognized with several prestigious awards, including a National Endowment Artists Fellowship and a New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Bowling’s artworks are featured in esteemed collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Fischer Landau Center in New York, and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art in Evanston.

Katherine Bowling continues to enrich the art world with her evocative depictions of nature. She divides her time between Manhattan and upstate New York, where she continues to draw inspiration from the landscapes around her.

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Red Sky, 1988