Katharine Pope is an artist residing on Galiano Island, BC, Canada. She enjoys painting with a vibrant palette in acrylics. She is a figure painter with interests in social theory.
Her paintings portray an objectified gaze and social ritual. Communication is through gesture, pattern, and dress. Expectation and memory projected upon the interaction, become the missing information. The virtue and vice of the tableau is not that of the figures.
Katharine has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of British of Columbia. She has been active painting and drawing for over 25 years. Since basing out of Victoria and also Galiano Island, Katharine's interest in painting is rekindled.
Katharine's work has been displayed at the Gage Gallery in Bastion Square, Victoria, BC, Canada in 2022 and 2023.
Also, her work has been shown at the juried Sooke Fine Art Show with her work titled, "The Blue Room" in 2022, “Diamond Chair and the Boho Dress” in 2019, "Tea and the Lone Wolf Story" in 2020. At the Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Show, Katharine’s painting titled, “Social Theory, Diamond Chair” was selected with a Patron’s Award. Also, her work titled, “Gaze” was shown in 2019 at the juried Sidney Fine Art Show. Katharine’s paintings have been shown at the Hills to Shore Spring Tour and Fall Show and the BC Cancer Foundation Jingle Mingle in Victoria.