The Romance: Kathe Fraga

Artist Statement

 

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 forest. 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 peaceful voice as something reinvented emerges: gentle old meets dynamic new.

Romance by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Romance, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

48 x 36 in (121.92 x 91.44 cm)

$4,400

Meant to Be  by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Meant to Be , 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 24 in (91.44 x 60.96 cm)

$2,800

Lovebirds by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Lovebirds, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)

$2,800

Sweet Dreams I by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Sweet Dreams I, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$600

Heartfelt II by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Heartfelt II, 2018

acrylic on frescoed panel

40 x 16 in (101.60 x 40.64 cm)

$2,000

The Scent of Wildflowers, A-Soft Summer Breeze by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

The Scent of Wildflowers, A-Soft Summer Breeze, 2019

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

48 x 36 in (121.92 x 91.44 cm)

$4,400

Beautiful Dream II by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Beautiful Dream II, 2019

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

40 x 16 in (101.60 x 40.64 cm)

$2,000

Floating on a Dream by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Floating on a Dream, 2019

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

$4,400

Pagoda Pink I by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Pagoda Pink I, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$600

Love Tapestry by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Love Tapestry, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

48 x 36 in (121.92 x 91.44 cm)

$4,400

The Garden in the Morning's Light by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

The Garden in the Morning's Light, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 24 in (91.44 x 60.96 cm)

SOLD

Love Story I by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Love Story I, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

40 x 16 in (101.60 x 40.64 cm)

$2,000

Sweet Dreams II by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Sweet Dreams II, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$600

Walking to You  by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Walking to You , 2018

acrylic on frescoed panel

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

$4,400

Unforgettable You by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Unforgettable You, 2016-2018

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 24 in (91.44 x 60.96 cm)

$2,800

Beautiful Dream I by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Beautiful Dream I, 2019

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

40 x 16 in (101.60 x 40.64 cm)

$2,000

Midnight Silk Kimono by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Midnight Silk Kimono, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 24 in (91.44 x 60.96 cm)

$2,800

Pagoda Pink II by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Pagoda Pink II, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$600

When I Found You by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

When I Found You, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

$4,400

The Garden in the Evening's Glow by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

The Garden in the Evening's Glow, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 24 in (91.44 x 60.96 cm)

SOLD

Love Story II by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Love Story II, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

40 x 16 in (101.60 x 40.64 cm)

$2,000

Afternoon Sunlight on a Pink Bedroom Wall by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Afternoon Sunlight on a Pink Bedroom Wall, 2018

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 24 in (91.44 x 60.96 cm)

$2,800

Summer's Pink Perfume  by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Summer's Pink Perfume , 2018

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 24 in (91.44 x 60.96 cm)

$2,800

Holding You Close  by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Holding You Close , 2016-2018

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 24 in (91.44 x 60.96 cm)

$2,800

Garden Perfume I & II by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Garden Perfume I & II, 2019

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed canvas

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

$1,200

The Old Pink Rose, Watered with Sea Spray and Drenched in Summer Sun by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

The Old Pink Rose, Watered with Sea Spray and Drenched in Summer Sun, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 24 in (91.44 x 60.96 cm)

$2,800

Garden Memories by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Garden Memories, 2019

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

SOLD

The Perfume of Lilacs Under a Pale Pink Moon by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

The Perfume of Lilacs Under a Pale Pink Moon, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 24 in (91.44 x 60.96 cm)

$2,800

What a Wonderful World  by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

What a Wonderful World , 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

40 x 16 in (101.60 x 40.64 cm)

$2,000

Heartfelt I  by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Heartfelt I , 2018

acrylic on frescoed panel

40 x 16 in (101.60 x 40.64 cm)

$2,000

Springtime in Paris by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Springtime in Paris, 2016

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

$4,400

Be Mine I by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Be Mine I, 2018

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

36 x 24 in (91.44 x 60.96 cm)

$2,800

Two Hearts by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Two Hearts, 2019

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

40 x 16 in (101.60 x 40.64 cm)

$2,000

Peaceful Yoshino by Kathe Fraga

Kathe Fraga

Peaceful Yoshino, 2020

acrylic and mixed media on frescoed panel

24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)

$2,800

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