landscapes and abstracts



About artist Kathryn Beals

I'm a self-taught painter from British Columbia with no formal training in art. I've been selling my artwork professionally since I was thirteen, and painting full-time since 2005. I now live in Mountain View, California with my husband and three young children.

My landscape style is influenced by many beautiful places I have lived in the Canadian north, my former career in forestry, and the places we've seen in our little orange tent. We have backpacked sections of the Pacific Crest Trail, the John Muir Trail, the West Coast Trail, and many remote areas of northern Canada. 

I attribute the color and movement in my paintings to my synesthesia and migraine auras. These conditions have shaped the way I see the world, and enhanced my development as an artist. My primary medium is acrylic on canvas, but I also work with resin, metal leaf and wood.  

In 2017, I discovered fluid abstracts, and immediately fell in love with the way fluid paintings come out looking like something in nature, from cells to rocks to aerial photos to galaxies. I've been experimenting with adding resin and metallic leaf, which you can see in short videos on my Instagram.  

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This business is a Small Business Partner of Leave No Trace, an international nonprofit dedicated to environmental stewardship and education.  In addition, I donate partial proceeds from local art shows to organizations such as the Nature Conservancy and Doctors Without Borders.  Visit the abstract gallery or landscape gallery to purchase art.