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Kate Scoones, In the Awakening

Kate Scoones, In the Awakening (2011), oil on wood panel [Polychrome Fine Arts, Victoria BC, Nov 13-Dec 1]

Kate Scoones: Wish You Were Here

Polychrome Fine Arts
Victoria BC – Nov 13-Dec 1, 2011

Kate Scoones, Age of Longing

Kate Scoones, Age of Longing (2011), oil on wood panel [Polychrome Fine Arts, Victoria BC, Nov 13-Dec 1]

Kate Scoones, Heart’s A Fire

Kate Scoones, Heart’s A Fire (2011), oil on wood panel [Polychrome Fine Arts, Victoria BC, Nov 13-Dec 1]

Kate Scoones, Wish You Were Here

Kate Scoones, Wish You Were Here (2011), oil on wood panel [Polychrome Fine Arts, Victoria BC, Nov 13-Dec 1]

Kate Scoones is a Victoria artist who has exhibited at Polychrome Fine Arts, Xchanges Gallery and the Slide Room Gallery. Born in Vancouver and raised on the southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, she graduated with honours in painting from the University of Victoria in 1985.

Working from vintage black and white snapshots of figures from the mid-20th century, Scoones paints small, quiet portraits of bygone beach scenes and other leisure activities. Many begin with a recycled painting on a wood surface, which she sands and rebuilds to create a slightly worn and scarred surface. Her palette has been described as “influenced by 1950s film noir artwork; holiday postcards and Kodak slide film.” The paintings have the nostalgic yet detached quality of illustrations found in early advertising.

Scoones attended the Art Studio Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta for two years. During the late 1980s she worked at the British Council in London and later at the Banff Centre, the Burnaby Arts Centre and the Vancouver Island School of Art in Victoria, BC. She has participated in group and solo exhibitions in British Columbia and Alberta, and her work is in public and private collections in Canada, the US and Denmark.

www.polychromefinearts.com

Mia Johnson


 Wed, Nov 2, 2011