Kat Green is an artist who lives and works in a sunny studio in the high-desert of Joshua Tree, CA.
Her paintings are expressionist in nature and focus on the idea of impermanence relative to life and relationships. There is usually no literal narrative in the work, but rather the paintings are about flux: a natural evolution that results from the passage of time and the ever-changing nature of life. She is drawn to the seemingly imperfect, unearthing and embracing subtle details to beckon the viewer to explore the work more closely. This wabi-sabi approach is central to her life and art making.
In addition to painting, Kat is also an illustrator, workshop instructor and co-creator/curator/operator of the Tumbleweed Art Co. – a rolling small works art gallery in a vintage ’72 Winnebago.
I started creating my daily practice in 2016 with the 100 day project on Instagram. It's a free global art project that anyone can participate in. Artists, makers, or any creative are tasked to choose an action - some sort of small creative endeavor - and work on it every day for 100 days, posting the progress on social media.
It quickly became part of my routine and I never stopped. (The making part that is - I don't always post on IG). I make at least one small painting every day to start my day in the studio.
These paintings stand alone and aren't meant to necessarily be copied into large paintings, but they do inform my work on a regular basis.