2023 Solo Exhibition at Monument Sotheby's International Realty March 2-May 26

I am delighted to announce my 2023 Solo Exhibition at Monument Sotheby's International Realty!

Please join us to celebrate at our Art Gallery Event on Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 4-6pm. Clarksville Office & Gallery, 12143 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, Maryland 21029

The exhibition will be on view until May 26th, 2023. Hours: Monday-Friday between 9 am - 4 pm




Artist Exhibition Statement

I travel to fascinating locations exploring fields, historic farms, grain stories, and dramatic lands. My approach to field research is just as much about seeking out adventures and making discoveries, as it is about creating art that will have a meaningful impact on the viewer. I draw primarily in charcoal constructing an interplay of lines, textures, and contrasts while simultaneously shining a light on the new grain revival that is weaving a tapestry of connections between people and places. 

My drawings are metaphors for the human prospect. ‘Harvests’ to me are exhibitions that depict the land as hallowed space through views of heritage farm architecture and landscape vistas. Implicit rural values relate to the natural environment, hard work, and community, and are relevant anywhere.  

I love charcoal because it is fluid, forgiving, mysterious and strong. I draw by layering dark velvety values and build textures that are obtained through an additive and subtractive process using a variety of charcoals, pastels, blenders, brushes and erasers. Recently, I began a new explorative journey in color pencils alongside my charcoal works creating a series of small colorful drawings. Embracing my immediate surroundings and drawing from ephemeral moments I strive create a sense of place within the artful viewpoint found in the every day close to home.

- Katherine Nelson