Kate Trepagnier

Biography:

Kate Trepagnier’s paintings and pastels have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries, including the Zigler Museum in Jennings, Louisiana; the Jackson Art Museum in Jackson, Mississippi; the Masur Museum in Monroe, Louisiana; LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans; Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia; Perry Nicole Fine Art in Memphis, Tennessee; Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, Alabama; Southeaster University in Hammond, Louisiana; Louisiana Arts and Science Center, Invitational, Capitol City Contemporary 2:Landscape, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Kate has lived in the landscape of a hardwood forest nestled within the Amite River and Sandy Creek flood plains in northern East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.

Personal Statement:
It is a revelation, an act of trusting inner vision to engage colors and energy in a dance as this union flies towards another encounter with the landscape that surrounds me. Exposed and electrified by the gestural marks on canvas or paper, my entire focus is an intimate moment of color image. Gesture is energy made visible and expresses a responsive connection to a specific landscape. Every make is infused with my relationship to the bittersweet and expresses a sense of wonder-opening me to the energies of the sky, water, and earth. The paintings and drawings capture my emotional response to the ephemeral nature of light, reflections, trees, and clouds.
It is an intuitive vision expressing the tension between small recognizable landscape forms that contrast with larger abstracted exaggerations of color and shapes. It is the visible and unseen realities, the concrete and the felt experiences, that drive me to paint and draw.
Kate Trepagnier
Sandy Creek Tree
Oil on Canvas
35x46
Kate Trepagnier
High Water Light
Oil on Canvas
35x46
Kate Trepagnier
Orange Creek
Oil on Canvas
34 1/2x47
Kate Trepagnier
Amite Light
Oil on Canvas
34 1/2 x 47
Kate Trepagnier
Where the Clouds Are Born
Oil on Canvas
47x34 1/2
Kate Trepagnier
A Way Through
Oil on Canvas
50x49 1/2
Kate Trepagnier
Creek Reflections
Oil on Canvas
47 1/2x35 1/2
Kate Trepagnier
The Sunset Makes No Sound, The Colors Do
Oil on Canvas
47x35
Kate Trepagnier
Crepe Myrtle Cloud
Oil on Canvas
47x34 1/2
Kate Trepagnier
Cicada Shapes
Oil on Canvas
47x35
Kate Trepagnier
Beach Tree Bluff
Oil on Canvas
34 1/2x47
Kate Trepagnier
Afternoon Fall
Oil on Canvas
47x59
Kate Trepagnier
Phoenix
Oil on Canvas
47 1/2x49 1/2
Kate Trepagnier
Untitled
Oil on Canvas
65x47 1/2
Kate Trepagnier
August Oak
Pastel on Paper
28.5x23.5
Kate Trepagnier
Flow
Pastel on Paper
19.5x25.5
Kate Trepagnier
Roots
Pastel on Paper
19.5x25.5
Kate Trepagnier
Crape Myrtle Jones Creek
Pastel on Paper
25.5x19.5
Kate Trepagnier
Untitled
Pastel on Paper
19.5x25.5
Kate Trepagnier
September Creek
Pastel on Paper
23x31
Kate Trepagnier
Winter Dusk - High Water
Pastel on Paper
20" x 26"
Kate Trepagnier
Alexander's Beach
Oil on Canvas
36x36
Kate Trepagnier
Fauna
Oil on Canvas
38x38
Kate Trepagnier
Abbey Creek
Pastel on Paper
25" X 19 1/2"
Kate Trepagnier
Ancestor Oak
Chalk Pastel on Paper
27x19
Kate Trepagnier
Blue Moon In July
Mixed Media on Paper
30x22
Kate Trepagnier
Church Yard
Pastel on Paper
19 x 25
Kate Trepagnier
Clouds
Oil Chalk on Paper
22.5x30
Kate Trepagnier
Elder Henge
Pastel on Paper
19 x 25
Kate Trepagnier
Espy Oak
Pastel on Paper, matted
18x26
Kate Trepagnier
Oak Tree
Chalk Pastel on Paper
19.75x25.5