Kathe Fraga

Artists

Kathe Fraga
My nature narrative paintings are inspired by the romance of vintage Chinoiserie, layered with pattern, botanicals, color and hidden motifs. We live in a 110-year-old Bainbridge Island home built with barnacled beach rock and weathered grey shingles. The old fir floorboards of our home, milled from the surrounding trees, remind me on a daily basis of the love and gentle patina of time—the sound and scent of the forests that surround us. With their decay and rebirth, they send their message to my art as I explore how the fresh beauty of the “new” evolves, over time, into something far more interesting and dramatic. Worn surfaces and distressed textures combine to create a sense of something soft and lovely and familiar; but yet, I feel the need to add a bold swath of color to add the modern and unexpected. It’s a resting place for the eye, a welcome disturbance as something reinvented emerges: gentle old meets dynamic new. 
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Artist

Artwork

Afternoon Sunlight on a Pink Bedroom Wall
Kathe Fraga

Afternoon Sunlight on a Pink Bedroom Wall

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 24 in

Morning Light
Kathe Fraga

Morning Light

Linen

20 x 20 in

Heartfelt I
Kathe Fraga

Heartfelt I

acrylic on frescoed panel

40 x 16 in

Red Silk Stockings and Pink Perfume
Kathe Fraga

Red Silk Stockings and Pink Perfume

Acrylic on frescoed panel

40 x 16 in

Heartfelt II
Kathe Fraga

Heartfelt II

acrylic on frescoed panel

40 x 16 in

That Sweet Kiss
Kathe Fraga

That Sweet Kiss

Acrylic on frescoed panel

48 x 36 in

In the Garden, Love Whispers
Kathe Fraga

In the Garden, Love Whispers

acrylic on frescoed panel

36 x 48 in

What Dreams Are Made Of
Kathe Fraga

What Dreams Are Made Of

Acrylic on Frescoed Panel

48 x 20 in

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