Kate Norton

Kate Norton


I live and paint in Santa Fe where I have been working since 1987.  I work on hard board panels with oil over a golden ground.  I have transitioned from watercolor to oil, seascape to landscape, and now abstracts.  These new works are often two layers.  The second layer is a small painting floated over the face of a larger work, creating a shift, sometimes radical, suggesting layers of reality, glimpses through the veils. The work is atmospheric and suggestive of space and time, this world or others.

Oils are applied by hand over a gold textured base which glows through for a rich visual impact that changes with the viewers relationship to the light source.  Sizes range from tiny 3×3 to 24×36 as well as series of panels that hang together.


BA North Texas State University

Atlanta School of Art.  High Museum

Mendocino Art Center

Past Galleries:

Affinity Gallery, Santa Fe

Deloney Newkirk Gallery, Santa Fe

Ortiz Gallery, Santa Fe

Night Sky Gallery, Santa Fe

Munson Gallery, Florida

Varient Gallery, Taos

Faye Gold Gallery, Atlanta