We are thrilled to bring Catherine Kehoe back to Townsend Atelier for another workshop in 2020. Her workshops fill up quickly so register as soon as you are able.

Still life will be the starting point for exploration of the pictorial structure, space, and invention. We will create images in the simplest terms: a series of shapes and colors made of paint (not a beach ball or a flower). We will generate permutations of the chosen motif through reduction and analysis. As we walk the line between accuracy and abstraction, we will see through and around the meaning of things to grasp relationships between objects and space. Mediums will include graphite, charcoal, ink, acrylic or oil paint, and collage. The personal voice of each painter will come through in the diverse results. Looking at historical and contemporary still life paintings will place the practice in a larger context.

Dates: June 1-5 | 2020 | 10 am-5 pm

Instructor: Catherine Kehoe

About the Instructor:
Catherine Kehoe was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She received her BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, Boston University.

Kehoe has received the following awards: Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Painting; Ballinglen Foundation Fellowship, Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; Berkshire Taconic Artist’s Resource Trust Grant; Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist Grant; Blanche E. Colman Award; St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant, and the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Award.

Kehoe is represented by Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston.

She has been a visiting artist at Johns Hopkins University, Swarthmore College, University of Washington, Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College, Colby College, Hendrix College, George Mason University, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, and Indiana University.

Kehoe teaches painting and drawing at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has also taught painting workshops at Art New England, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Washington Studio School, Art Workshops Boulder, Townsend Atelier, Warehouse 521, Winslow Art Center, and Cullowhee Mountain Arts. She has also taught life drawing workshops as part of the Training the Eye course at Harvard Medical School.