My paintings reference the still of landlocked spaces and the volatility of coastal landscapes. Some are small and square while others are broad and vast—all connected by an urge to capture space within the confines of a frame. Beyond formal concerns, they reference the rhythm of music, historical connections with artists, lines from literature, and scenes from my travels—both near and far. They call to mind a horizon or a field or a simple repetitive pattern like the stripes on a rugby shirt. Each work invites the viewer to imagine a world tilting between certainty and uncertainty.
Kaitlin Thurlow is a Boston based painter who exhibits in the New England area and beyond. She has a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts Boston and is interested in the intersection of arts, literature and communication.
Kaitlin studied at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and graduated cum laude with a BFA in painting where she received the Chancellor’s Talent Award Scholarship and a Foundations Award. She is a 2011 fellow of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston’s professional development program in arts marketing: The Artist’s Professional Toolbox.
Kaitlin works as a communications and marketing professional and previously managed art exhibition and education programs, curated and organized exhibitions and has extensive experience as an art educator in public and private settings. She earned a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher’s Certificate from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.