Katharine Bruce's art conveys emotion by communicating the inner essence of her subjects through colour, texture, and line. While she is steeped in the discipline of finely-honed technique, Katharine is also personally committed to spiritual growth, and one admirer describes her art as the ability to structure soul for the viewer to experience.
Katharine's work resonates with viewers. Recently, many have enjoyed watching her creative process at The Riverview Health Centre, where Manitoba Artists in Health Care has invited her to work in a public studio space to inspire patients, visitors and staff.
Katharine is a contemporary woman painter known for breathtaking cityscapes and landscapes -- of New York City, where she was born and lived again as an adult, and of historic Winnipeg and the prairies, where she spent her formative years. Early exposure to art through her father, the painter Robert Bruce, led to her earning a fine arts degree at the University of Manitoba. Katharine then worked as a potter in Seattle, and as an art instructor and activities director at the Tenacre Foundation in Princeton, N.J. She studied painting and sculpture at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, before becoming immersed in the art of making paper by hand. She has taught and shown extensively in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.
In the decade Katharine has been back in Winnipeg, she has mounted solo and group exhibitions of her paintings and drawings. Venues include Piano Nobile (Centennial Concert Hall), Main Access Gallery, and <SITE> Gallery (55 Arthur St), where she is a member artist. Her work hangs internationally in many private collections. Her evocative Princess Street Reflective, an 11' by 4' drawing/collage, can be viewed in The Council Building of Winnipeg City Hall.