Landscape artist, Kate Palmer,
currently lives and works in Santa Fe.
Formerly a long-time resident of Oklahoma City she moved to New
Mexico to be closer to the landscapes there that she loved to paint.
Kate received degrees from Oklahoma City University in fine art
and English literature. She
continued her arts education at the Art Students League in New York,
studying there with David Leffel. She
has also studied with Michael Lynch and Albert Handell.
Palmer's landscapes focus mainly on
New Mexico scenes and views from travels abroad to Italy.
Kate was inspired in her early art career by her architect father
so it is no surprise that many of her paintings include architectural
elements perfectly placed in their individual landscape settings.
The warm browns, terra-cottas and ochres in her palette reproduce
the similar colors found in the adobe and stucco buildings found in New
Mexico and the Mediterranean. A
Kate Palmer landscape or architectural painting invites the viewer in
and makes one feel transported to the area she has re-created.
Palmer is a member of Allied
Artists of America, the American Artist's Professional League and
Audubon Artists among others. Articles
about her work have appeared in Southwest
Art and American Artist.