Kathleen Soles

Rolling at The Edge

Rolling at The Edge
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 64, $12000

Soundings: Pool

Soundings: Pool
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 44

Tide's Edge

Tide's Edge
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 48, $5500

Shoals II

Shoals II
Mixed Media on Panel, 16 x 40 Diptych, $3900

Shoreline Series #5

Shoreline Series #5
Oil on Canvas, 44 x 30, $2000

Shoreline Series #1

Shoreline Series #1
Oil on Paper, 41 x 30, $2000

East Hill Drawing #15

East Hill Drawing #15
Oil on Paper, 41 x 30, $2000

Shoreline Series #4

Shoreline Series #4
Oil on Paper, 41 x 30, $2000

Shoreline Series #7

Shoreline Series #7
Oil on Paper, 44 x 30, $2000

East Hill Drawing #2

East Hill Drawing #2
Oil on Paper, 41 x 30, $2000

Shoreline Series #8

Shoreline Series #8
Oil on Paper, 41 x 30, $2000

Watermark: Tidal Pool Triptych

Watermark: Tidal Pool Triptych
Mixed Media on Canvas Wrapped Panel, 18 x 54

Sounding Series #1

Sounding Series #1
Oil on Canvas, 50 x 44

Sounding Series #4

Sounding Series #4
Oil on Canvas, 22 x 20

Shoreline Series #9

  Shoreline Series #9
Oil on Canvas, 41 x 30

Slow Current

Slow Current
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 68

Sounding Series: Untitled

Sounding Series: Untitled
Oil on Canvas, 22 x 20

Mute Light

Mute Light
Oil on Canvas, 22 x 20

Shoal I

  Shoal I
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 64

Navigating

  Navigating
Mixed Media on Canvas , 24 x 52

Coiled Tide

  Coiled Tide
Mixed Media on Canvas , 24 x 54

Sounding Series: Water Marks

  Sounding Series: Water Marks
Oil on Canvas, 54 x 60

Sounding Series #3

  Sounding Series #3
Oil on Canvas, 22 x 20

Deep Water

  Deep Water
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 44

Rolling at The Edge thumbnail
Soundings: Pool thumbnail
Tide's Edge thumbnail
Shoals II  thumbnail
Shoreline Series #5 thumbnail
Shoreline Series #1 thumbnail
East Hill Drawing #15 thumbnail
Shoreline Series #4 thumbnail
Shoreline Series #7 thumbnail
East Hill Drawing #2 thumbnail
Shoreline Series #8 thumbnail
Watermark: Tidal Pool Triptych thumbnail
Sounding Series #1 thumbnail
Sounding Series #4 thumbnail
Shoreline Series #9 thumbnail
Slow Current thumbnail
Sounding Series: Untitled thumbnail
Mute Light thumbnail
Shoal I thumbnail
Navigating thumbnail
Coiled Tide thumbnail
Sounding Series: Water Marks thumbnail
Sounding Series #3 thumbnail
Deep Water thumbnail

Artist Statement

My work has been firmly rooted in the landscape tradition, but it has always stretched well beyond literal references. The paintings, drawings, and works on paper are the result of an ongoing interest in contradictions and dualities. Initially a direct response to place, the work develops into a dialogue between dense accumulations of paint and drawing materials and open passages evoking light, air, and water. The accreted marks in both the paintings and drawings also tell their own histories with a sense of urgency and vulnerability as they collide, dissipate, and reassemble.

The working title of the two current series, “Soundings” and “Water Marks” loosely refer to measuring depth. In these images, depth is plumbed as passages ”sound” water, air, and my interior landscape. Using the metaphorical implications of layering material, memory of place and experience is addressed.