Katherine Wortel is a Canadian artist who has lived most of her life in Toronto. She now finds inspiration at both her pre-Confederation farm near the Bay of Quinte, and her studio home in Toronto’s Distillery District. Katherine’s paintings are her personal expression of the emotions conjured by the passing of time.
“Time changes everything. There is beauty (and a measure of sadness) in the contemplation of things that cannot, by their very nature, remain the same. Places I have visited shift and change, constantly. Landscapes seen through my memory’s insistence are often the most evocative of all. Yet even these remembered places do not remain the same in my mind’s eye. Flowers too, are altered - by the elements, by time, and by our scrutiny. Sometimes, the verge of decay is the most fascinating, in its unavoidable truth. My goal is to express my response to these observations using paint on canvas.”