Kate Ryckman is an Ottawa based mixed media artist whose work is inspired by nature and the simple beauty of the world around us. With a passion for colour and texture, she creates visual depth that invites the viewer in as a participant. Layer after layer of thin paint creates drips and puddles, each painting full of expressive colour and line work.

Kate's work focuses largely on florals, capturing their imperfect beauty. Each painting is a sort of portrait, aiming to portray the emotion and vast symbolism of flowers. The shape of each petal, the various greens that frame the blooms, and richness of colours that can only be found in a particular species, give her a sense of freedom and pause. Her work comes from a place of peace, growth and exploration, often delving into themes of abundance and joy.

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