Katherine Polack

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The inspiration for Katherine’s work comes from her upbringing in Lima, Peru where she and her family would spend endless summers at the beach. The unpredictable beauty of the sea is her main influence which helps her depict the complexity, yet tranquility of the waves. After returning to her Toronto home from a trip to Australia in 2017, her childhood memories of the sea became prominent and she felt overcome with a sense of urgency to paint. What began as a hobby on her days off, quickly became an everyday obsession.


Although you will usually find me painting realistic seascapes, I like to indulge in an abstract acrylic or resin pour. I love using resin every so often to remind myself that it’s okay to not always have full control in art and in life. We often neglect our passions in life due to busy schedules. Remember to always allot some time to one thing you enjoy doing because it is your life to live and no one else’s. Painting is an act of discovery; a constant journey in experimentation and exploration of techniques and of my mind. I hope to inspire others to explore and pursue their artistic capabilities in all of its forms.