Kate Sammons B.
Oil on canvas-panel
10 1/2 x 11 inches
16 1/4 x 16 3/4 inches
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
A potboiler or pot-boiler is a quickly scrambled-together creative work whose main purpose was to pay for the creator's daily expenses — thus the imagery of "boil the pot" which means "to provide one's livelihood". Novels deemed to be potboilers may also be called pulp fiction, and potboiler films may be called "popcorn movies." Kate uses this imagery and concept to interpret the show's theme is a very unique way, juxtaposing the gamble that an artist takes to 'fit' the mold of a venue versus the liberating license that so many creatives enjoy. Kate's work truly gambles with the viewer's expectations--inviting them to enjoy her painting works as true expressions of her genuine interests and honest intentions.
Kate is a contemporary realist painter who has exhibited work nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, The Butler Institute of American Art and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Kate has received awards from multiple magazine competitions, and organizations including The Portrait Society of America and The Art Renewal Center. Her work has been reviewed by several periodicals including American Artist Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, The Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art, International Artist, and American Art Collector, among others. She is a member of The Portrait Society of America, The Cecilia Beaux Forum, and The California Art Club.
Kate holds a BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and from 2003, Kate conducted an intensive disciplinary study in several internationally recognized ateliers in Florence, Italy and Tokyo to master the art and trade of painting. She received her journeyman certification from the Waichulis Studio (now the Ani Academy Waichulis) in 2010.
Since that year, she has contributed to more than 20 exhibitions, fulfilled a commission for the United States Postal Service, and taught in her own studio as well as several classes for the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art.