'Swim The Sea' original oil by Adelaide artist Katie Wyatt.
Framed in a natural shadowline box frame.
Dimensions: Artwork 30.5cm x 30.5cm Frame 33cm x 33cm.
Born in 1974, Katie received an Associate Diploma in Fashion Design, Marleston TAFE, South Australia. She paints in an abstract impressionist style, creating textural pieces based on her own experiences, memories, photographs and recollections. Katie’s graphic design background is also evident through her solid compositions and strong colour contrasts.
Painting professionally since 2007, Katie has been involved in numerous group and community art shows and holds regular solo exhibitions.
Katie explores form and line using texture, allowing shapes to evolve from the thick and generous application of oil paint. The light is reflected and emphasised from the sculptural effects created by the textured finish.
2016 Finalist City of Salisbury Watershed Art Prize
2015 Finalist City of Salisbury Watershed Art Prize
2014 Overall winner City of Salisbury Watershed Art Prize
2014 Finalist the Norvill Art Prize (NSW)
2014 Finalist - The Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize
2013 Hangers' Prize - Balco Balaklava Art Prize & Associated Awards
2013 South Australian Finalist Cliftons Asia-Pacific Art Prize
2011 National winner Target Australia's “TargART”
2011 Most Outstanding Portrait Balco Balaklava Art Prize & Associated Awards
2010 Highly Commended Balco Balaklava Art Prize & Associated Awards
2010 Highly Commended City of Salisbury Watershed Art Prize John Harvey Gallery
2009 First Prize City of Tea Tree Gully Painting & Ceramics Exhibition and Competition
2008 First Prize / Overall Winner Most Outstanding Artwork Balco Balaklava Art Prize
2008 Third Prize City of Tea Tree Gully Painting Exhibition and Competition
2008 Second Prize - Sir Douglas Mawson Art Award Mawson Lakes & City of Salisbury
2007 Most Outstanding Portrait Prize Balco Balaklava Art Prize & Associated Awards
2007 First Prize - Sir Douglas Mawson Art Award Mawson Lakes & City of Salisbury
1991 First Prize - Red Cross Art Award - Recipient of the award for overall excellence