• Reflecting on her practice in general and more specifically this new body of work the artist notes: 'What has painting...
    Reflecting on her practice in general and more specifically this new body of work the artist notes: "What has painting to do with disappearing? By its very nature, the act of painting makes visible. In the studio we work to fold ourselves into our work entirely, we work to disappear. This is an art as much as it is a mystery. To disappear in one sense is to appear in another. We disappear in the making as we disappear in the reading, and in the feeling. As artists we make to find our way. We make to see, to feel, to move through. Much like we do in speaking, or in writing, we can surprise ourselves with what we say we see. We move between the details and broader views from day to day - as we grow - between what we see with our eyes and sense with our hearts. My paintings consist of layers of indecision. I know of no other way than simply to begin, and I do so having little idea of where the work is taking me. All paintings go through their “ugly phase”, or - as my high school students have told me - their “adolescence”. I have come to trust the “not knowing”, to understand that in the end these early marks and layers enrich the final painting in ways no other approach can. Painting is a delicate play between accident, impulse and control.
     
    There is vulnerability in expression and in observation. This vulnerability creates space for shared understanding and, too, for misunderstanding and alternative readings. The work of the artist is in the making, and ultimately in the letting go of too-fixed a frame and too-narrow a reading.
     
  • This is the play that the fluidity of paint offers both artist and viewer. Meaning is located somewhere between emergence...
    This is the play that the fluidity of paint offers both artist and viewer. Meaning is located somewhere between emergence & disappearance, between clarity & suggestion, between thought & feeling. This is expressed in the physical material qualities of the painted surface as much as in any image or handwritten text. The glowing edges of these paintings on show remind the viewer that each painting is an object; there is a side to each painting that is sensed, though it cannot be directly observed.
     
    There is a conversational nature to the worlds we inhabit, and painting is no exception. In making, artists have an intimate understanding of their work, and simultaneously no idea of what it is they have actually made. At their best, words function in the way a painting does; by means of suggestion, they can unfold this way and that. Living images. Thoughts from the artist's notebooks.
  • Available Artworks

    • Katherine Spindler, Green Bouquet, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Green Bouquet, 2021 oil on canvas
      190 x 160 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Pink Bouquet, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Pink Bouquet, 2021 oil on canvas
      190 x 160 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Devotion, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Devotion, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      39 x 34 cm (unframed)
    • Katherine Spindler, Hugging Friends I , 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Hugging Friends I , 2021 oil on Fabriano
      42 x 45 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Light Touch, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Light Touch, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      65 x 50 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Elsewhere II, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Elsewhere II, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      50 x 65 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Elsewhere I, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Elsewhere I, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      50 x 65 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Emerging Ground, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Emerging Ground, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      65 x 50 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Into Softening Light, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Into Softening Light, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      50 x 65 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Shape, Shaping I, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Shape, Shaping I, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      65 x 50 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Shape, Shaping II, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Shape, Shaping II, 2021 oil on Fabriano unframed
      65 x 50 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, These Times II, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      These Times II, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      65 x 50 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Conversational Essence I, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Conversational Essence I, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      65 x 50 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Back and Forth With Light II, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Back and Forth With Light II, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      65 x 50 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Conversational Essence II, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Conversational Essence II, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      65 x 50 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, And the Stillness the Dancing II, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      And the Stillness the Dancing II, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      65 x 50 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Art of Continuing I, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Art of Continuing I, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      65 x 50 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Art of Continuing II, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Art of Continuing II, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      65 x 50 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Art of Continuing III, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Art of Continuing III, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      65 x 50 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Art of Continuing IV, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Art of Continuing IV, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      65 x 50 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Feeling Forms, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Feeling Forms, 2021 oil on Fabriano unframed
      65 x 50 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Tender Light, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Tender Light, 2021 oil on Fabriano
      65 x 50 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, It can be beautiful, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      It can be beautiful, 2021 Studio Notes
      A3 42 x 29.7 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Paintings that understand, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Paintings that understand, 2021 Studio Notes
      A3 42 x 29.7 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, The Acceptable Mark, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      The Acceptable Mark, 2021 Studio Notes
      A3 42 x 29.7 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Nothing more intimate than a direct mark, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Nothing more intimate than a direct mark, 2021 Studio Notes
      A3 42 x 29.7 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, A window onto another world, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      A window onto another world, 2021 Studio Notes
      A3 42 x 29.7 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Moments of clarity and suggestion, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Moments of clarity and suggestion, 2021 Studio Notes
      A3 42 x 29.7 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Make senses, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Make senses, 2021 Studio Notes
      A3 42 x 29.7 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Painting a projection, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Painting a projection, 2021 Studio Notes
      A3 42 x 29.7 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Stil searching, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Stil searching, 2021 Studio Notes
      A3 42 x 29.7 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, So clear and unambiguous, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      So clear and unambiguous, 2021 Studio Notes
      A3 42 x 29.7 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Feel no edges, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Feel no edges, 2021 Studio Notes
      A3 42 x 29.7 cm
    • Katherine Spindler, Layered indecision, 2021

      Katherine Spindler

      Layered indecision, 2021 Studio Notes
      A3 42 x 29.7 cm