Hello! My name is Katherine Weber and I’m a local artist here in beautiful Santa Cruz County. I work on natural wood, with gouache, acrylics, and occasionally metallic or iridescent mediums. Nature is a profound inspiration for me, with its simple and complex organisms, plants and creatures…I love it all! My current works focus primarily on succulents and cacti, which hold a special place in my heart. I’ve been diving deep into their world over the past couple years!
With each new painting I strive to highlight the essence of every specimen…what makes them wondrous and fundamentally magical! Imagine closing your eyes and visualizing these plants. How would they look and feel? I definitely enjoy playing with fine details throughout my creative process, but I allow the story of each painting to unfold as I work. I typically don’t sketch out my ideas…I just whip out my paints when I feel the inspiration! Ultimately I strive to create something beautiful, but more importantly I hope you are encouraged to notice the natural abundance around you. It’s an exquisite planet!