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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Floral Elegance from a Seaside Home

Bainbridge Island artist Kathe Fraga lives in a 100 year old home by the sea. Take a peek at the first image below (behind her largest ever painting), and see how the tall windows in her studio let in such a gorgeous light. It both looks and sounds like a magical space to paint in. Her works are inspired by the natural world along with frescos in France--  with her own take on chinoiserie; all in all evoking old world elegance in a current style. The colors that she layers are exquisite-- and these works would hang well in either a grand mansion or a charming cottage. It's also easy to see why Swedish Medical Center just purchased 3 of her paintings. Here's a sampling of some of my favorite ones...

60" x 48" Showing at Pacini Lubel Gallery 6--2-2011

Kathe uses acrylic paint on frescoed canvas. At the end, she finishes them off with lacquer.

Greeting card series soon to be available at Frank & Dunya

Love Song



Updated post: More Studio Shots--The Fauna has arrived:
From the Patterned Bird Series 
The kitty likes the Patterned Bird Series! 
Astute Art Critic
What's your favorite one, and where will you hang it?
Photos copyright and courtesy of artist Kathe Fraga.


  1. I'm a little embarrassed to admit this in a public forum, but I'M SO EXCITED THERE IS A GREETING CARD SET of these beautiful works!

  2. Thanks for commenting! I love these works, too!!! So pretty.

    Just now, I've updated with some more studio shots with the birds! Take another peek.

  3. Hi Carrie! Thank you so much for showing my paintings on your blog! Really an honor! And thanks for all the very kind comments about my work--really appreciate it. xo, Kathe


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