07 May 2006

Why is Kathryn Stats so successful as an artist

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT KATHRYN STATS

Kathryn writes "I think a good painting is like a good musical composition." Kathryn states, "It has harmony and rhythm, contrast and theme, sometimes even soloists. Those elements rarely just occur in a natural landscape. I find that I emphasize with detail and color, omit some things, mute others, even rearrange elements to create a composition that conveys my visual experience, my joy, to the viewer. It is this challenge that keeps me painting."


I think the important issues for us to consider, are Kathryn's strategies to achieve a high quality, marketable product. If you do not have a good product, the best of business plans, alone will not necessarily contribute to business success.


What can we understand about Kathryn Stat's SCA (sustainable competetive advantage), based on her paintings? What is that in the eyes of her clients may be unique about all of her paintings. And what are the creative strategies she appears to have adopted to achieve this uniqueness?

My own view, based on Kathryn's art and web page information is

1) focus on relatively small paintings in oil
2) subject matter is mainly land scape and still life
3) paintings are direct from life or plein air or studio paintings derived from these.
4) aims for a painterly style using loose and painterly brush strokes.
5) not overly concerned with visual reality, more concerned about the effect of and enhancing the colour of light and atmosphere on local colours.
6) tonal composition is paramount, which is usually limited to three tonal areas
7) Hues, colours, temperatures within each area, rarely cross over to the others.
In addition,
8) apparently only associated with one gallery "Greenhouse"
9) widely travels for subject matter and inspiratrion
10) own web site that is linked to the Gallery for sales
11) provides regular workshops for artists
12) has gained significant publicity in various art journals and publications

7 Comments:

Blogger Christine Walker said...

I have to agree, she is a wonderful painter. That first landscape is stunning!

18 May, 2006 10:23  
Blogger Kayleen Stewart said...

Whu is she so successful?
Petty evedent to me.
Kathryn Stats is a compitant colourist and impressionist painter.
A good impessionistic painting (in my opinion) should depict the scene in mimimum strokes.
She has done this.
Also she has made it look fresh and imediate.
She has total control over colour and her paintings are attractive without being too pretty.
She earnt her sales.
Excellent artist.

19 May, 2006 10:38  
Blogger Kayleen Stewart said...

Why is she so successful?
Petty evedent to me.
Kathryn Stats is a compitant colourist and impressionist painter.
A good impessionistic painting (in my opinion) should depict the scene in mimimum strokes.
She has done this.
Also she has made it look fresh and imediate.
She has total control over colour and her paintings are attractive without being too pretty.
She earnt her sales.
Excellent artist.

19 May, 2006 10:40  
Blogger Marian Fortunati said...

She is a wonderful artist... AND she seems to have a way to make it seem like it is easy.
It isn't.
Interesting post... thanks for your insights.... and for sharing the art of so many wonderful painters.... including, your own among the masters, there!
Have you taken a class from Kathryn Stats?

27 August, 2008 07:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Basically she has what every painter strives for,ie real quality! many of us achieve it in a few works, some in many works ,but she consistantly turns out paintings which have that elusive something!.We can talk theory all day/night long, but she has it and reducing art to an a cademic excersise will not give you it!She is fairly new to me,(I am a Scot) but I wish her well she is a great painter.

02 January, 2009 22:19  
Anonymous maria j. mesquita said...

Kathryn Stats, is simply gorgeous painter I'm happy to know that someday, she used live in Brazil!
Mily Maria Mesquita
Sorocaba S. P. Brazil

22 May, 2010 23:26  
Anonymous milymaria MESQUITA said...

Kathryn Stats , is simply gorgeous painter! I'm glad to know that someday she used to live in Brazil!
Mily Maria mesquita

Sorocaba, May ,22 2010 Brazil

23 May, 2010 00:04  

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