Painter Katia Santibañez is inspired by nature.
A self-described gardener who grew up in the French countryside, painter Katia Santibañez has borrowed from nature since she was a student.
Sailing Alone, her first linoleum reduction made with master printer Mae Shore, is a densely patterned work that “takes an image of nature and brings it to a certain abstraction” by way of a geometric grid.
Santibañez was introduced to the Berkshires by Great Barrington gallery owner Geoffrey Young. Nearly 12 years ago, an ad for a farmhouse in Otis boasting French wallpaper, piqued her interest. She visited and “right away fell in love.”
She is preparing for a late-October solo show in New York at the Morgan Lehman Gallery.