by Katie Trinkle Legge
oil on canvas
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."
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.
"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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