VIRTUAL Public Spaces: Katie Ree

March 2 - August 1, 2020
Chapel Hill Town Hall

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Note: Due to COVID-19, all Town Facilities are closed to the public until further notice. We’ve taken our Public Spaces exhibits virtual until further notice.



I am a wanderer and explorer of nature. I interpret the landscape around me and express the spirit, wonder, and beauty I am surrounded by. My work is a deeply spiritual experience for me. I endeavor to capture not only what I see but that which is unseen. There are lines connecting us all and I share them. Each painting is both a meditative experience and a means to push myself to notice more. What colors are really in the sky, a field, a river, a mountain? How do you express the gentle breeze, the whispering of trees, the sound of a peaceful sky? How do you be still and one with yourself and the world around you? I hope to share my love of nature and landscapes. I hope to inspire others to look around more closely. To see the beauty we are surrounded by. My hope is that we can all come back to ourselves, our best selves, in nature.

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About Katie Ree

Katie Ree is originally from Asheville, NC and now resides in Durham, NC. She has lived, traveled, and created around the world. In 2019, she was awarded a residency at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. In 2017, she was an Artist-in-Residence at Hot Springs National Park. Currently she is working in watercolor, watermedia, and ink. Many of her paintings are started on location and finished in her studio. Her paintings have exhibited and collected in public and private collections in the US and abroad.

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