Peters, Kathi

  • “A Lady and Her Horse” Casein on paper, 12 x 9 inches, Signed
  • “Shades Of Gray #5” Casein on paper, 12 x 9 inches, Signed
  • “Shades Of Gray #3” Casein on paper, 9 x 12 inches, Signed
  • “Her Horse Was Blue” Casein on paper, 12 x 9 inches, Signed
  • “Attack Of The Flutterbys”
  • “Shades Of Black - Winter #1” Casein on paper, 4 x 4 inches, Signed
  • “Shades of Black - Winter #2” Casein on paper, 4 x 4 inches, Signed
  • “Start Of A New Day” Casein on paper, 18 x 18 inches, Signed

American Contemporary

Design and composition are main elements in Kathi Peter’s paintings. Whether she is portraying an equine or canine scene, a commissioned portrait or a local landscape of the Maine countryside where she lives and works, the play of light and shadow are important elements in the finished composition.

Categorized as an American Contemporary Realist, the combination of contrasting values, bright color and design heighten the emotion of the content of her works. A strong abstract element in her work is not achieved at the expense of its realistic detail.

She works in casein; a medium not often used by artists today. Casein, a milk based paint, became unpopular with most artists when acrylic paint was created. But Kathi prefers the matte finish that she achieves with the casein paint, as is evident in the major body of her recent works. Occasionally she might varnish a painting in casein, and the varnishing gives the dried casein painting an appearance of an oil painting. Casein does not need to be varnished, as it is an archival paint. Casein paintings that were done ions ago by the ancient Egyptians, are still in existence today. The decision to varnish or not depends on each painting, its support, and the atmosphere desired.

An artist who is not limited to casein, Kathi is also known for her watercolor works and papercut drawings.

Kathi and her husband now live in Morrill, Maine on a small horse farm. With a background in fashion illustration and commercial art garnered from Rome, Italy, she now devotes her talents to mostly equine and animal art.

“Kathi Peters is one of those artists that other artists feel drawn to. Educated in Italy, she is a traveler of countries, of careers, of media and of styles.She is also a traveler through the path that is life, and in overcoming its unexpected moments she never lost the sense of herself as an artist: that which may be different now is only part of a new journey. Like Monet, she draws inspiration for her paintings from her garden and from her farm Her work is a metaphor for expressionism–color singing in its purest form. In its quietest voice, it says ‘Sanctuary.’”  – Lyne Raff/Editor ART HORSE Magazine