Paintings from 2020. The Ravished Bride.

For the past six months I’ve been working with oil paint again. Themes are similar to those I’ve embraced with the recent watercolours, but with the oil paint and oil bars I’ve returned to a more expressive way. Shamanic dreams and experiences feature strongly in these works. All the works below have been photographed with my phone, in my studio, and a few are possibly works in progress. With the Covid 19 shutdown I’ve had more time to reflect, and to adopt a daily practice of being in my studio, as well as in my garden. Without working to a deadline, or any planned or desired outcome, I’m feeling freer with the works, and I sense their voices speaking freely without fear of judgement.

  • Woman astride serpent. Oil on paper 40 x 30 cm. 2020
    Woman astride serpent. Oil on paper 40 x 30 cm. 2020
  • Woman with Horse. Oil on paper 40 x 30 cm. 2020
    Woman with Horse. Oil on paper 40 x 30 cm. 2020
  • Lovers with their white horse. Oil on sized paper. 20 x 15 cm
    Lovers with their white horse. Oil on sized paper. 20 x 15 cm
  • Woman with Navel Serpent Oil on sized paper, 40 x 30 cm
    Woman with Navel Serpent Oil on sized paper, 40 x 30 cm
  • Lovers with Spirit Forest Creature. Oil on sized paper, 20 x 15 cm
    Lovers with Spirit Forest Creature. Oil on sized paper, 20 x 15 cm
  • Equestrienne with serpent oil on sized paper 20 x 15 cm
    Equestrienne with serpent oil on sized paper 20 x 15 cm
  • With birds for my teachers. Oil on sized paper 30 x 40 cm
    With birds for my teachers. Oil on sized paper 30 x 40 cm
  • When I'm white, and he comes yellow.. Oil on paper. 50 x 70 cm
    When I'm white, and he comes yellow.. Oil on paper. 50 x 70 cm
  • Father with daughter. Oil on sized paper. 15 x 20 cm
    Father with daughter. Oil on sized paper. 15 x 20 cm
  • Patriarchy Oil on paper 15 x 20 cm
    Patriarchy Oil on paper 15 x 20 cm
  • Daughter full of shame, father looking away oil on paper 15 x 20 cm 2020
    Daughter full of shame, father looking away oil on paper 15 x 20 cm 2020
  • Daughter in party dress with father snake. Oil on sized paper. 15 x 20 cm
    Daughter in party dress with father snake. Oil on sized paper. 15 x 20 cm
  • Serpent wrapped infant 15 x 20 cm oil on sized paper
    Serpent wrapped infant 15 x 20 cm oil on sized paper
  • Woman with white Hair, white Serpent oil on sized paper 20 x 15 cm
    Woman with white Hair, white Serpent oil on sized paper 20 x 15 cm
  • Woman with Serpent Tongue oil on paper 70 x 50 cm
    Woman with Serpent Tongue oil on paper 70 x 50 cm
  • Sun Horse Oil on gessoed paper 2020 40 x 30 cm medium file Kate Walters
    Sun Horse Oil on gessoed paper 2020 40 x 30 cm medium file Kate Walters
  • Child prays, God hears. Oil on sized paper, 15 x 20 cm 2020
    Child prays, God hears. Oil on sized paper, 15 x 20 cm 2020
  • Head with Spirit Bird. Oil on sized paper 20 x 30 cm
    Head with Spirit Bird. Oil on sized paper 20 x 30 cm
  • Horse washes with her tongue Oil on gessoed paper 2020. 50 x 70 cm
    Horse washes with her tongue Oil on gessoed paper 2020. 50 x 70 cm
  • Horse with tongue for Navel cord. Oil on monotype on sized paper 48 x 70 cm
    Horse with tongue for Navel cord. Oil on monotype on sized paper 48 x 70 cm
  • Black Madonna with her children oil on monotype 48 x 70 cm 2020 Kate Walters
    Black Madonna with her children oil on monotype 48 x 70 cm 2020 Kate Walters
  • Creature of Joy with loving mountain who watches over her. Oil on sized paper over watercolour. 35 x 40 cm 2020
    Creature of Joy with loving mountain who watches over her. Oil on sized paper over watercolour. 35 x 40 cm 2020
  • Light in Her Hands oil on paper 40 x 30 cm 2020
    Light in Her Hands oil on paper 40 x 30 cm 2020
  • Mother with praying child. Oil on gessoed paper. 35 x 25 cm
    Mother with praying child. Oil on gessoed paper. 35 x 25 cm
  • Father pours milk from his side into the infant girl's hands oil on paper 35 x 25 cm
    Father pours milk from his side into the infant girl's hands oil on paper 35 x 25 cm
  • Woman reclining oil on canvas 20 x 30 cm
    Woman reclining oil on canvas 20 x 30 cm
  • Grieving Child. Oil on monotype on sized paper 50 x 70 cm
    Grieving Child. Oil on monotype on sized paper 50 x 70 cm
  • Infant touching horse eye. Oil on gessoed paper 20 x 30 cm
    Infant touching horse eye. Oil on gessoed paper 20 x 30 cm
  • Woman, Man, Serpent with cosmic Egg and Horse oil on paper, 2020, 35 x 35 cm
    Woman, Man, Serpent with cosmic Egg and Horse oil on paper, 2020, 35 x 35 cm
  • Bird carries Baby, snifffs out Spirit. Oil on gessoed paper 42 x 30 cm
    Bird carries Baby, snifffs out Spirit. Oil on gessoed paper 42 x 30 cm