New Work: The Sea

New Work: The Sea

I am excited to introduce my current artworks: paintings about The Sea. 

These works have resulted from inspiring walks which I have had not too far from our home in Victoria, Australia; these particular walks were all around Phillip Island.  When I’m on these walks I always feel uplifted, energised, and invigorated; so in my work I have principally aimed to recreate these feelings for the viewer. I have painted specific scenes from my walks, but my main aim is to bring these same feelings of freshness and invigoration to you.

I’ve loved using watercolour, and sometimes ink: the innate qualities of these mediums are well suited to painting water, and weather, and scenery.

I hope you enjoy them.  They are, of course, all for sale. 

Click on each image for further information about it, and for purchasing.

Katy Hood Art: Watercolour

Pandemic Sale!

Pandemic Sale!

My recent figurative paintings took about one year of my artistic working life to create.  Since the start of the pandemic, exhibitions have been cancelled, and I have no way to physically exhibit this work.  I would love it to go to an appreciative home.  I am therefore offering a time-limited price reduction of 20% off – making the work almost ridiculously cheap!  

If you would like quality ORIGINAL art in your home, at Ikea-type prices… now is the time to buy! And you will be enabling me to continue producing new work, instead of applying for that job at Woolworths..

To access this reduction enter the code below at the checkout on my website

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Solo Exhibition

Solo Exhibition

I’d love to see you at my Solo Exhibition. It’s a chance to purchase my artwork from the last few years, including oil paintings, watercolours, acrylics and acrylic inks. Figurative work and abstract; paintings that talk about life, and nature.

Invitation to Katy Hood Solo Exhibition

We’ll be celebrating at the Opening with music at 2.30pm, and at the close, on Sunday 16th June, with more music at 1.30pm. Homebaked refreshments are available each day in return for a donation to Bush Heritage Australia. See you there!

I have (a new series of work and) a clearer direction

I have (a new series of work and) a clearer direction

Hi subscribers. I want to share with you my new direction: I’m being clearer about my purpose and my message, and my focus. I’m being brave and including some of my fundamental thoughts and beliefs in my work.  Ok, so when you look at the work you may not see this straight away – maybe you see pretty pictures? Painting a successful picture is something to feel pleased about, but I feel glad that these images have more to them.

Basically this is what I’m trying to achieve: my work is about pointing out the graceful and beautiful in the everyday, by using simple line and colour. When I draw or paint people I am aiming to point out the grace that is there, in that person. It’s not about having any kind of a perfect body – it’s about the qualities that the person expresses which make them interesting.

In this series I’ve paired people with plants; the plants (flowers so far but I have more in the pipeline!) describe aspects of the person.  Have a look at my descriptions for these paintings individually from the home page, it will be a lot clearer.

Three works from this series Betty and the Rose, LilyBeauty with Brassicas, will be exhibited at Red Gallery, Fitzroy North, Melbourne 7-22 Dec 2018. Please come along to see them in the flesh! See

The Eucalypts are Flying Out the Door!

The Eucalypts are Flying Out the Door!

It’s great to be Selling! And the Eucalyptus subject is proving popular, three sold in two months; one a commission*, below:

Eucalyptus Sprig Acrylic Ink on Board

To my lovely supporters (Patrons!) I say Thank You!!

I’d love to, and will, paint more: I’m noticing the sunlight shining through the leaves at this time of year, especially the young leaves, which mixes the unique grey-green with red-browns.  It’s easy to see why this is such a well-loved plant.

*I am always happy to discuss commissions*

To do so simply reply to this email, or contact me via my website, here.

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