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KATIE TRINKLE LEGGE
I take my inspiration from the small ordinary pleasures that surround us everyday. Capturing light in a composition and changing the scale of an object, allows it to become something extraordinary. The simple act of mixing colours and placing paint on the canvas is ingrained into my very being. My work is a combination of traditional oil painting techniques and contemporary thinking. Layers of paint are placed to create resonance and clarity.
Katie was born in New York in 1965. She attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, graduating with her BFA in 1988. Shortly after that time, she began exhibiting her work professionally. For many years, her studio was located on Nantucket Island, off the coast of Massachusetts. She and her husband Darren relocated to New Zealand four years ago to be closer to his family. She continues to exhibit her work in the United States as well as New Zealand. Today her studio is located on Waiheke Island.