"Leap" by Katherine Strause "Leap" by Katherine Strause
"Day Drinking" by Katherine Strause "Day Drinking" by Katherine Strause
"Jump with White Stripes" by Katherine Strause "Jump with White Stripes" by Katherine Strause
"Sidewalk Jump" by Katherine Strause "Sidewalk Jump" by Katherine Strause
"Leap" by Katherine Strause"Day Drinking" by Katherine Strause"Jump with White Stripes" by Katherine Strause"Sidewalk Jump" by Katherine Strause

Leap

Oil on canvas

36″ x 24″

Day Drinking

Oil on canvas

40″ x 30″

Jump with White Stripes

Oil on canvas

36″ x 24″

Sidewalk Jump

Oil on canvas

24″ x 18″

Katherine Strause

Katherine Strause

The paintings I make are in honor of women who have been told to sit down and be quite. Be rebellious, be loud, jump high! The young women in the paintings are in the throws of pure enjoyment. They are full of enthusiasm and a wild hope for the future. These young women are bold and brash, strong and reckless but are in full possession of themselves. They are in charge of the space, their feelings and their actions. They are joyful, exuberant and rebellious.

My paintings address the ideas of transcendence, hope and transformation. They explore courage and strength. They are about women, their work, friendships, struggles, aging, social constraints all experienced by each generation.

Katherine Strause is a working artist and educator. She exhibits nationally and has work in many public and private collections. Ms. Strause is currently Chair of the Art Department and Professor of Painting at Henderson State University. She holds a Bachelor of Art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.