About - Born in Cambridge England, Katharine studied fine art, photography and graphic design at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, before coming to New York. She graduated with honors from Columbia University, NY, with a degree in Painting and Literature.
Katharine is an artist, curator and consultant who lives and works in Westchester, NY.
Statement - "My work is inspired by the landscape. I use memories of landscapes seen in my travels and the landscape directly visible beyond my studio door - a wild marsh with a tidal river. I am compelled to paint the constantly changing light and high tides which regularly flood reflecting Brilliant sunrises, pale winter landscapes or mid-summer’s lush emerald greens.
The recent paintings are an attempt to capture the intense light of sunrise and sunset without the formal imposition of a defined horizon. Areas of thin paint applied like a wash contrast with wide brushes loaded with paint in my desire to simplify and abstract. The rhythm varies between swift calligraphic strokes and slow considered marks for necessary detail. The process is part of the finished painting and I will regularly work across multiple canvases, in order to preserve gestural freshness."
Katharine Dufault, 2018
The Painting Center, NYC
The Center for Contemporary Printmaking
The Rye Arts Center
The Pelham Arts Center