24 June – 4 July 2021
Virtual Launch: Thursday 24th June, 6pm onwards
Meet the artist: Saturday 26th June, 11am – 2pm
Catalogue & Price List: View PDF Catalogue (5 Mb)
Saint Cloche gallery warmly welcomes back one of our much-loved Melbourne-based artists, Katie Daniels. An evocative landscape painter with a refined elysian aesthetic and distinct colour palette, Katie’s work captures the essence and sublime beauty of Australia’s unique landscape enriched with an enchanting sense of spiritism.
During the last two years, living through extended lockdowns and whilst unable to travel, Katie has spent a lot of time reminiscing about foreign places she’d visited as well as dream-scaping future holidays both in Australia and abroad. She began painting these experiences as part of a fantasy summer holiday scenario that encapsulated favourite places both near and far.
Finally being able to travel once more regionally and interstate for extended periods has been a quietly glorious time for Katie and it has prompted her to create a series of smaller paintings about small trips that are deeply meaningful in a post Covid world. The title of the show, ‘In Time’ speaks of nostalgia and the hope to be able to travel further afield and the works themselves are tangible reminders of experiences, and places preserved as memories-in-time and act as symbolic, humble gestures to soothe and give hope that, eventually all will return to a comforting normality again.
In my work I aim to transmute personal inarticulate and/or complicated feelings across a threshold and create something of beauty and appreciation. I am concerned with conveying (those mostly fleeting) feelings of joy, hope, harmony, and gratitude; of providing respite to the viewer and of making visual record of what I see, and what I feel in the presence of nature. All of my pieces share the thread of delighting in the mystery of being here and a desire to share that delight with others.
I create my paintings and artworks with the intention that they will be received as personal mementos and gestures of appreciation and honour for the landscape and our environment. I trust that collectively these are feelings we all share.
~ Katie Daniels
About Katie Daniels
Melbourne-based artist Katie Daniels is an emerging artist with a Bachelor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong, a Master of Arts Curatorship from the University of Melbourne, and most recently a finalist in the Wynne prize.
A luminous landscape painter with a distinctive and unique sense of colour that perfectly instills faraway, wistful perspectives, Katie captures and distils the fundamental quintessence of Australia’s quiet majestic beauty.