Kate Cheney Chappell

Each Body a Lion of Courage
Each Body a Lion of Courage 
Mixed Media, collage; Dimensions 26" x 37" 
Each Body a Lion of Courage
Under The Sea III
Persephone Rising
Trine
Requiem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Cheney Chappell

Artist Statement

  

I have a deep sense of wonder about the natural world.  Whether painting outdoors or gathering objects as I walk, I retain a child’s wonder and connection to nature.  Art is the vehicle for my experience of the sacred in the ordinary.  As an artist, I try to be, in Mary Oliver’s words,  “a bride married to amazement.”

I am keenly aware that we and other species are bound together in the great web of life; my concern for humankind’s degradation of the environment is expressed in such works as “Explosion of Amphibian Deformities” (New Britain Museum of American Art, permanent collection) and “Earth Envelopes.”  In September 2012 I mounted a solo exhibit at Chatham University that honored Rachel Carson, and her groundbreaking book, Silent Spring, published fifty years ago.  She was one of 51 women artists chosen for the recent "Maine Women Pioneers III" exhibit at the University of New England.

I work in a variety of mediums, including printmaking, mixed media, collage and installation.  Many of my pieces are influenced by poetry.  My winter studio is in Westbrook, or at Peregrine Press in Portland; in the summer, I live and work on Monhegan Island. 

For more information visit:  www.katechappellartspace.com