Katherine Garratt


Katherine Garratt was born in Toronto and received her Honours BFA from York University. She has exhibited her acrylic paintings and Limited Edition Prints in Key West, Florida, Toronto, Vancouver, White Rock, and Surrey. In 2016, her solo exhibition Mythos was exhibited at Artemis Gallery in Deep Cove, North Vancouver. She is currently represented by Nomad Gallery and is a full-time visual artist living and working in White Rock, BC.

Katherine draws inspiration from early modern 20th century artists. In particular, she is inspired by the Expressionist movement that began in Germany and spread to the rest of Europe and North America between 1905 and 1920. She is drawn to the works of Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kathe Kollwitz, Gabriel Munter, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Emily Carr, Max Beckmann, Edvard Munch, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, Amedeo Modigliani, and Gustav Klimt.

Her new series The Golden Age is inspired by the world-wide myth of paradise. Many cultures describe in their mythology a land where human beings are immortal and live peacefully with nature. Katherine’s paintings attempt to illustrate a mutualisitic relationship between human life and nature rather than a competitive one.