Katie O'Rourke Poured Arcylic Art
Vermont acrylic painter Katie O’Rourke creates acrylic pour art with ethereal birch tree designs. Her birch tree art is a wonderful way to experience a moonlit walk in Vermont from your own living room.
Katie’s Vermont Inspiration
Graceful paper birch trees inspire Montpelier, Vermont artist Katie O'Rourke's current body of work. They surround her home near the mountains where she revels in rich, vivid colors and nature. She is one of several Vermont artists you’ll discover in our two Stowe art galleries.
Fascination with Color
Katie earned a B.A. in Art Therapy and Psychology from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. She enjoys painting a series of paintings to fully study a technique or a color she’s currently fascinated with. Her acrylic pour art makes her a stand-out artist. You’ll see a series of her 4” square brightly colored “mini child moons” in our gallery for cute pops of color in unexpected places. For larger focal points, we have a collection of her surreal paper birch tree wall art in our Stowe gallery and available here online.
Acrylic Pour Art
Katie works with fluid acrylic paints, pouring mediums, resists, and resin. Acrylic pouring is a technique in which the artist pours an acrylic paint directly onto their canvas, this creates an organic design where the paint naturally decides how the piece will flow. This technique gives each of Katie’s pieces a life of their own and helps shape the ethereal aesthetic to her art. These graceful trees inspire Montpelier, Vermont artist Katie O'Rourke's current body of work. Katie works with fluid acrylic paints, pouring mediums, resists, and resin to create dreamlike forest scenes. Her paintings show the balance between calculation and letting go.
The Life of an Artist
Katie enjoys a little reality escapism by working in her studio, closing the door and leaving everything behind.
“I meditate into a state of creativity. It’s addicting, and it’s a feeling I try to recreate every time I enter my space. I am inspired by rich vivid colors and nature, and often wonder why certain colors resonate with me. I think about them all the time like some love obsessed teenager and this drives me to paint. I hope my work will resonate with someone else and lead to their own love obsession.” ~ Katie O’Rourke