Kathryn Freeman is a narrative painter who combines classical composition with magical realism.
The figure is a never-ending source of inspiration for me…as well as a convincing world and a believable narrative. In using classical composition, I continue in the great tradition of early Renaissance masters that I admire…I also try to distill forms – the figure, buildings, trees – down to their very essence. In doing so, I hope to give them an enduring presence and universality. I am interested in transposing the metaphorical into the literal and I often use both allegory and symbolism to do so. There are certain images that appear repeatedly in my paintings such as dogs, birds, horses and other animals; trees, hearts – all images from everyday life but also ones that kindle deeper interpretation. – Kathryn Freeman. Freeman’s career as a painter began when she lived and worked with her uncle, the American landscape painter Robert Jordan, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She later studied at the University of New Hampshire and completed her master’s degree at Brooklyn College. She had six exhibitions at Tatistcheff Gallery in NYC from 1983-2003. Freeman has also exhibited in London; Los Angeles; Boston; Washington, DC; Charleston, S.C. and in Europe.