Kat Jetté Fine Art

Kat Jetté

Acrylic and Mixed Media Artist

Ottawa Ontario Canada

I call my compositions abstract landscapes. Horizon, balance, light and shadow are staples in the landscape genre, and intrinsically familiar to the viewer. I like to create an atmosphere that references traditional landscapes, yet appears uncanny at the same time. I combine classic cues from nature with an unapologetic use of colour to help create a sense of intensity within the viewer. Nature is never static. The abstract shapes and textures in my work represent the passing of time on our delicate planet.

The natural world is always changing. As guardians of this world, we must learn to change along with it. Whether it be a wave crashing against the shore, or sunlight slowly being swallowed by shadow - my work strives to capture these moments before they are lost forever. I seek to leave the viewer with an appreciation of the violence, tenacity and fragility of nature. I wish to convey this contrast while fostering a fierce desire to protect the world around us. 

 When I set out to begin a piece, I start with the visual centre: the horizon. From there I begin sculpting with heavy texture mediums to create a tactile experience. I build sky, rocks, stars and water onto the canvas. Finally, I highlight the texture with pearlescent and iridescent mediums. Iridescent paint is one of my favourite tools as it has the unique ability to change colour as the viewer moves around the piece. It is my wish for the viewer to experience something different each time they look at my work, while at the same time captivating them with my unlikely approach to a traditional genre.

 

Solo Exhibitions: 

January 2021- May 2022 SUPER NATURAL, OZ Kafe, Ottawa ON

July 2017 NEW WORKS, Tamis Cafe, Ottawa ON 

February 2016 HIGHLIGHTS, OZ Kafe, Ottawa ON

June 2013  SHADOWLANDS, The Mud Oven, Ottawa ON

May 2012 AMNESIA, OZ Kafe, Ottawa ON

July 2011 ECHOES, Irene’s Pub, Ottawa ON

May 2010 UNCONVENTIONAL LANDSCAPES, Manx Pub, Ottawa ON

 

Group/Juried Exhibitions:

February 2022 - April 2022 STUDIED TRANQUILITY, OAG Galerie Annexe, Ottawa ON

December 2019 WINTER EXHIBITION, Dow’s Lake Court, Ottawa ON

December 2017 WINTER EXHIBITION, The Art House Café, Ottawa ON 

August 2017 ART IN STRATHCONA PARK, Strathcona Park, Ottawa ON

June 2017 THE NEW ART FESTIVAL, Central Park, The Glebe, Ottawa ON

June 2016 THE NEW ART FESTIVAL, Central Park, The Glebe, Ottawa ON

December 2015 ART & PARCEL, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa ON

December 2015 HOLIDAY ART EXHIBITION, Wakefield Centre, Wakefield QC

December 2014 ART & PARCEL, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa ON

June 2014 THE NEW ART FESTIVAL, Central Park, The Glebe, Ottawa ON

Mar 2014 NFAL 50th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Nepean ON

May 2013 SPARK'S STREET ARTIST ALLEY, Sparks Street, Ottawa ON

July 2010 URBAN ART SHOW, Minto Park, Ottawa ON

April 2009 OTTAWA ART BAZAAR, Arts Court, Ottawa ON

February 2007 SYNAESTHESIA, Saw Gallery, Ottawa ON 

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