by Katie Trinkle Legge
oil on canvas
31" x 25"
Born in New York and currently living New Zealand , Katie Trinkle Legge began painting and drawing at an early age. Her grandfather was an accomplished draftsman for various New York architectural studios and her father was also a painter. "I owe much of my early art education to my father. He didn't have enough time in the studio because of his Army career, but he always encouraged me to pursue the arts."
In 1988, after graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Katie began showing professionally in Nantucket, where she spent many summers as a child. Nantucket was her permanent home for many years, she was the vice president of the Artists' Association of Nantucket and a long-time faculty member of the AAN workshop.
Well-known for her contemporary approach to still life and landscape, Katie's distinctive larger-than-life compositions and bold use of color set her work apart from other representational painters. Time spent in her husband Darren's native New Zealand is also reflected in her paintings. Katie, Darren and their son Jake are now living in New Zealand and they are chasing summer . Katie returns to Nantucket for the summer.
"My work is influenced by various artists from many time periods including Cézanne, Matisse, Warhol, and Wayne Thiebaud. My choice of still life subject matter varies from personal objects to objects I find visually striking because of color or shape. The strong light of autumn and spring inspires many of the more dramatically lit compositions I create. I see potential paintings everywhere I look."
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