Richard Kattman

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Artist Statement
Painting abstracts is my passion. Landscape architecture is my profession. I paint large, colorful, hopeful, joyous canvases by the Atlantic Ocean and in the Holliston studio. My paintings are about nature, man’s relationship to nature, man’s nature and the nature of painting and drawing. Through color, line, and the creation of form, I search for beauty and meaning in the world. My abstract canvases contain movement, energy, slash, spatter, thrust, space, marks from figure drawing, explosive primary colors, hand-prints as signature and proof of existence, memories, hopes, ocean currents, the milky way, thoughts about life, churning expression, serenity, angst, the liquid coolness of water, maps of places, storms, moons, and geometry.

Biography
Richard Kattman is a landscape architect, artist, and photographer. The landscape architecture practice consists primarily of urban design and planning, commercial, industrial, recreation/open space, and fine residential projects. Richard’s art comprises abstract and landscape paintings, figure and portrait paintings, figure drawings, 35mm and view camera photography. Richard is a long time resident of the artistic community represented at Water Street Mill. Richard and Barbara Kattman, an award-winning Wellesley, MA based real estate agent, occupy a fine old home in Holliston. Son, Matthew is a musician and Assistant Manager at Trader Joe’s. Daughter, Miah is a top producing real estate agent and BU graduate in Communications. Aside from artistic endeavors, Richard thoroughly enjoys gardens, literature, classical and jazz music, two dogs, a cat, and time at Tappen’s Beach in Little Compton, RI.