Katherine Raymond was born in 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She's lived in both Arizona and California as well. A lifelong love of nature brought her to a degree in 1995 in Horticulture and a career as a landscape designer and horticulturalist. In 2019, a passion for the arts culminated in her receiving a bachelors degree in Visual Arts from Middle Tennessee State University. Her curiosity drives her to experimentation within her medium and subjects. Her background laid a foundation for her desire to preserve the land around her through her art and activism. Katherine lives and works out of her home studio in Franklin, Tennessee.
The practice of creating is a constant inward and outward dance of peace, urgency, meditation, struggles, accomplishments and contradictions. My goal is to always be moving forward and learn as much as I can from the complexities of being an artist and the fascinating world around me. I am influenced by the American Tonalists, Color Field art, abstract expressionism and the impressionists. My works are always affected in some way by my history, love for nature, and a need to calm the chaos that can brew inside. Currently, my focus has been on the use of oil and cold wax medium and a desire to preserve the land around me through the canvas. This has led me to plein air painting and landscape scenes, whether imagined or real.
JURIED AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2023 "Love The Lake, Love The Land." Walter Criley Visitor Center. Nashville, Tn.
2023 "Art On The Westside." Gordon Jewish Community Center. Nashville, Tn.
2023 "Fearlessly and Wonderfully Created." United Methodist Church. Nashville, Tn.
2023 "The Colors Of Shelby." Shelby Bottoms Nature Center. Nashville, Tn.
2022 "Painting the Parks." Eastern Flank Battlefield Park. Franklin, Tn.
2022 "Painting To Preserve." Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, Tn.
2021-2022 "Art of Healing Exposition." Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tn.
2021 "Moving Forward." Gordon Jewish Community Center, Nashville, Tn.
2021 "Art on the Westside." Gordon Jewish Community Center, Nashville, Tn
2021 "On The Periphery." Todd Art Gallery and Murfree Gallery, Murfreesboro, Tn.
2019 "Holiday Bizarre." Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tn
2019 "First Saturday Art Crawl." O Gallery, Nashville, Tn
2019 "Artclectic." University School of Nashville, Nashville, Tn
2019 "Franklin First Friday Art Crawl." Tin Cottage, Franklin, Tn
2019 "Middle Tennessee Fine Arts Student Exhibition." Cummins Station, Nashville, Tn.
2019 "Old Show," Gallery 210, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tn
2019 "Valentine," Glass Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tn
2018 Rutherford County Property Assessors Murfree Gallery, Murfreesboro, Tn
2018 "One Liner," Gallery 210, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tn
2016 H Bldg. Gallery, Nashville State Community College, Nashville, Tn 2015 H Bldg. Gallery, Nashville State Community College, Nashville, Tn
2019 Collage: A Journal of Creative Expression, Spring Issue
2018 Collage: A Journal of Creative Expression, Fall Issue
2018 Collage: A Journal of Creative Expression, Spring Issue
2023 The Folly of Kings, book cover art
2021 The Folly of Hunting, book cover art
2018 Five Ton Faces, album cover art
2017 Five Ton Faces, band poster
2019 B.S. in Visual Arts from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tn
1995 A.S. in Horticulture from Cabrillo College, Aptos, Ca