My paintings are visual manifestations of an internal journey made external. I begin a painting with a gestural under-drawing and color that resonates with me that day. As the painting evolves, a conversation begins to take place in which each choice informs the next. It is a dialogue that is spontaneous and intuitive, and a kind of self-reflection -like looking in the mirror -and a way of finding my own identity as a painter and a person. My art-making process is very meditative, and a means of getting out of my own way and losing myself in a journey where the destination is unknown, yet eventually found. With each painting, I learn new things about myself, as well as the art I am creating. It is a spiritual practice of self-discipline, letting go of fear and judgment, and the willingness to step outside my comfort zone.
Kate Zimmer is an abstract painter working predominantly in acrylic with some elements of mixed media. Her work explores gestural abstract expression and is guided by intuitive mark-making techniques. Each painting she creates is a roadmap of instinctual response and emotional sensitivity. Kate studied art at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. She lives in San Rafael, CA, and works out of her studio located at the historic Industrial Center Building in Sausalito, CA.