I saw Katherine Baronet’s works when I first visited her studio in the Continental Gin Building last year and fell in love with the juxtaposition of the graphite drawings with the rich, colorful acrylics. The boldness of her graphic interpretation of botanical images inspired the theme for this show.
Katherine was born in Richmond, Virginia, and had a 20-year career as a fashion model, which took her to many countries in Europe and Japan. She went on to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Arts from East Texas A&M in Commerce in 1995. After graduating from college, Baronet worked as a graphic designer and art director for Neiman Marcus and David Carter Design Studio while painting in her own studio.
Her work has been exhibited in numerous gallery, group and solo shows over the past 20 years. Her paintings are in both private and corporate collections, including the Hilton Anatole Hotel and the Children’s Hospital in Dallas. She is currently working in the healing arts as the Artist-in-Residence at Methodist Richardson Cancer Center, and working on a new series of large graphite drawings. Most recently, she has been selected to be in Craighead Green Gallery’s New Texas Talent show.
We encountered Elizabeth Schowachert’s works while visiting Artisan’s Collective Gallery in the Bishop Arts district. Organic shapes and forms are almost always present in Elizabeth’s work, whether she is working with encaustic medium or ink on paper. I had visited previously with artists Susan Kaiser and Camilla Cowen, and after the show concept began developing around my impressions from Katherine’s studio, I knew this would be an inspiring collection of bold, inspiring works rich in color and texture.
The work in ‘…of a Graphic Nature’ is on view and available for purchase until July 14th at The Gallery at North Haven Gardens.
This post was written by Sandi Schwedler, North Haven Gardens Senior Buyer and Gallery Curator