• Resilience [Pink Fence]

    Resilience [Pink Fence]

    Completed during the lock down period of Covid I was determined to continue working on my series of landscape, documenting the last of the remaining open spaces in our community. The colors representing the intensity of our sequestered minds, breaking from the warm pastels of past years. This abandoned corral, with its rotting wood and overgrown brush, stoic posts standing firm, once open for folly will soon meet its demise. It depicts and challenges the dimensional shift of a positive/negative space. A heavy metal chain, a found object from the site, is attached by 2" bolts which go through the painting, representing the closure of memories of the past yet keeps the reality of its fate in the present. 

    Measures 20 x 30 x 4 1/2 in

    Mixed Media, acrylic and metal on wood.

    Year
    2020
    Dimensions
    20" x 30" (WxH)
    Price
    1400
  • "She's Gone In The Day"

    "She's Gone In The Day"

    2018
    50 x 40 x 2 in,
    Floated in 2 1/2 depth in Maple frame included
    Acrylic on Gorgeous Gallery Canvas


    Featured art  in curated collection: "New This Week" on Saatchiart.com 9/17/18

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    50" x 40" (WxH)
  • Stable Fading No. 1

    Stable Fading No. 1

    Wretched stables with a face lift. Off the beaten path, these rotting wood structures are hidden in a dead end for juveniles to graffiti and escape. They were torn down in 2021 by the city, either to rid them of the unwanted trespassers or to pave the way for the future road extension and development.

    Acrylic on Gallery Canvas, 22 x 22 x 3 in.


    Year
    2020
    Dimensions
    22" x 22" (WxH)
    Price
    590
  • Stable Fading No. 2

    Stable Fading No. 2

    Wretched stables with a face lift. Off the beaten path, these rotting wood structures are hidden in a dead end for juveniles to graffiti and escape. They were torn down in 2021 by the city, either to rid them of the unwanted trespassers or to pave the way for the future road extension and development.

    Acrylic on Gallery Canvas, 22 x 22 x 3 in.

    Year
    2020
    Dimensions
    22" x 22" (WxH)
    Price
    590
  • "Little Boxes on the Hillside" SOLD

    "Little Boxes on the Hillside" SOLD

    Rolling hills change colors throughout the year, green with tomatoes and sometimes gold after harvest as the golden California sun shines at dusk. 
    The homes above right are barely visible, unaware  of the migrant workers below.

    Acrylic on Gallery Canvas, 50 x 40 x 2 in,
    Floated in 2 1/2 in Maple frame (not shown)

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    50" x 40" (WxH)
  • "Observe From A Far"

    "Observe From A Far"

    Oceanside Museum of Art: Juried Biennial Exhibit Dec 21, 2019 thru May 2020

    "Observe From Afar" focuses on local landscape that is currently owned by one of the largest national retail chain that cannot build on the property. Zoned for commercial yet environmentally protected, its fate is unknown. This painting dually serves as a historical document with a modern approach. (Update: property sold in June 2020. Development plans of mixed use commercial, residential planned for future.)

    2018/2019
    50 x 40 x 2 in
    Floated in 2 1/2 depth in Maple frame (not shown)
    Acrylic, digital media on Gallery Canvas

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    50" x 40" (WxH)
    Price
    2880
  • "The Ranch [Sneaky Pete's]"

    "The Ranch [Sneaky Pete's]"

    Titled by its occasional inhabitants "The Ranch [Sneaky Pete's]" is a story of mystery. As I continue to document and investigate the local landscape I stumbled across this natural still life. It couldn't have been a better opportunity to document. My initial thoughts are always why are these chairs here and how long will they be here until they deteriorate naturally in their own element. One would imagine that they we're just tossed aside but with further inquiry you can clearly see and that one of the chairs is upside down in the tree. Why?

    A few months later I had the opportunity to finally paint this and wanted it include this mystery behind it. And as I often do I went back to the site and was enlightened by a rugged man and his pickup truck right in front of the still life.

    It couldn't have been a more serendipitous moment knowing that I was in the middle of painting this piece and stumbling upon him. What I learned was why the chairs were there. He has been meeting his friends in this remote location, tucked away 200 yards from one of our busiest streets, with at least 70,000+ cars per day zooming by, and no one would even know this existed. He meets his friends here to play cards and dominoes because "the dominos don't blow away" and more than likely have a few beers, and shoot the s***. Or so is story goes. But he has been coming here for over 35 years, rich with knowledge of the landscapes that I love to include in most my work.

    As to what will come of this land at least we were able to peek a little into the past and can only speculate the future, keeping the mystery intact.

    Acrylic on Canvas

    40 x 60 x 1 1/2"


    Year
    2020
    Dimensions
    40" x 60" (WxH)
    Price
    3450
  • "Remains to Be Seen"

    "Remains to Be Seen"

    "Remains to Be Seen" focuses on the abandoned structures within our local community. The vivid palette on this piece allows the viewer to create its own fate.

    Acrylic on Gallery Canvas, mounted in Maple Frame.
    Overall dimensions with frame 62 x 50 x 2 1/2"

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    60" x 48" (WxH)
    Price
    3900
  • Road Ahead

    Road Ahead

    Bookend to "Road Closed" features the other end of the future road extension.

    The prediction of when this road will be started is 2 to 15 years. The memories for man will be just that, the times they road their bikes around the field or rode at the equestrian center. Development is inevitable but at what price.

    Acrylic on Canvas 12 x 12 x 1"

    Year
    2020
    Dimensions
    12" x 12" (WxH)
    Price
    325
  • Road Closed

    Road Closed

    The bookend to "Road Ahead" features the other end of the future road extension. 

     The prediction of when this road will be started is 2 to 15 years. The memories for man will be just that, the times they road their bikes around the field or rode at the equestrian center. Development is inevitable but at what price.

    Acrylic on Canvas 12 x 12 x 1"

    Year
    2020
    Dimensions
    12" x 12" (WxH)
    Price
    325
  • "Happy Ending" - SOLD

    "Happy Ending" - SOLD

    Art Auction, Behind the Artwork: Kate Joiner

    As I approach this parcel of land, I see discarded remnants left behind, abandoned fences and equine memories. The property may be developed at some point but for now only the packs of coyotes make their home here. I chose to take a different palette than the actual rough and rural brush, approaching this painting with happiness. 

    Acrylic on Canvas 2018 - 2019
    36 x 36 x 5/8 in


    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    36" x 36" (WxH)
  • "Where There's Smoke... No. 2"

    "Where There's Smoke... No. 2"

    Focusing on the immanent threat of wild fires in California. The home was already abandoned so after it burned it was left to rot.

    Acrylic on Gallery Canvas


    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    30" x 36" (WxH)
    Price
    1290
  • "Where There's Smoke... No.1"

    "Where There's Smoke... No.1"

    Focusing on the immanent threat of wild fires in California. The home was already abandoned so after it burned it was left to rot. 

    Acrylic on Gallery Canvas. Overall Dimensions 31 1/2 x 37 1/2 x 2 1/2 in with frame.

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    30" x 36" (WxH)
    Price
    1290
  • "Be Still, Be Still" - SOLD

    "Be Still, Be Still" - SOLD

    Mixed Media on Birch Board - SOLD

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    9" x 12" (WxH)
  • Untitled - Sunny Creek Stables - SOLD

    Untitled - Sunny Creek Stables - SOLD

    4 x 4 x 1 in, Acrylic on Wood Panel

    SOLD

    Tags
    Equestrian Art, Barn Painting, Pink Landscape, Orange Landscape, Kate Joiner
    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    4" x 4" (WxH)
  • "Out to Pasture"

    "Out to Pasture"

    "Out to Pasture" depicts the poles the horse would use for jumping. These particular poles have been sitting here for several years and my goal was to put a pleasant touch as they are placed out to pasture.

    "Out to Pasture" uses a variety of mixed media, including digital media printed on fabric, acrylic paint and mediums and adhered to a 1/2" birch board.

    Mixed Media, acrylic on pelon, on Birch Board

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    9" x 12" (WxH)
    Price
    290
  • "Feather Duster"

    "Feather Duster"

    Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas

    12 x 12 x 2"

    Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    12" x 12" (WxH)
  • "She Saw" - SOLD

    "She Saw" - SOLD

    2018 - Exhibited at Juried Show, San Diego Legends @ The Studio Door, San Diego, CA -

    Acrylic and Mixed Media on Gallery Canvas


    Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    12" x 12" (WxH)
  • All That We Leave Behind No. 1 - SOLD

    All That We Leave Behind No. 1 - SOLD

    Derived from an abandoned ranch and subsequent empty stables and corrals. What once was a place to feel free with nature and animals is now left behind. Abandoned. The energy from the layers of paint, and then controlled lines are balanced and played with back and forth in an organic application.


    2017
    1 of a series of four panels.
    Acrylic/Multi Media on Wood
    12" x 12" x 1/2"

    Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    12" x 12" (WxH)
  • "All That We Leave Behind No. 2" SOLD

    "All That We Leave Behind No. 2" SOLD

    This artwork is derived from an abandoned ranch and subsequent empty stables and corals. What once was a place to feel free with nature and animals is now left behind. Abandoned. The energy from the layers of paint, and then controlled lines are balanced and played with back and forth in an organic application.

    2017
    2 of a series of four panels.
    Acrylic/Multi Media on Wood
    12 x 12 x 1/2 in

    Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    12" x 12" (WxH)
  • All That We Leave Behind No. 3 - SOLD

    All That We Leave Behind No. 3 - SOLD

    This artwork is derived from an abandoned ranch and subsequent empty stables and corals. What once was a place to feel free with nature and animals is now left behind. Abandoned. The energy from the layers of paint, and then controlled lines are balanced and played with back and forth in an organic application.

    SOLD
    2017
    3 of a series of four panels.
    Acrylic/Multi Media on Wood
    12 x 12 x 1/2 in

    Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    12" x 12" (WxH)
  • "All That We Leave Behind No. 4" - SOLD

    "All That We Leave Behind No. 4" - SOLD

    This artwork is derived from an abandoned ranch and subsequent empty stables and corals. What once was a place to feel free with nature and animals is now left behind. Abandoned. The energy from the layers of paint, and then controlled lines are balanced and played with back and forth in an organic application.

    2017
    4 of a series of four panels.
    Acrylic/Multi Media on Wood
    12 x 12x 1/2 in


    Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    12" x 12" (WxH)
  • "Sunset at Sunny Creek"

    "Sunset at Sunny Creek"

    Self Portrait

    2018

    9 x 12 in, Mixed media on Birch wood

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    12" x 9" (WxH)
    Price
    295
  • Jesus at Sunny Creek - SOLD

    Jesus at Sunny Creek - SOLD

    Jesus lives here. 

    2018
    9 x 12 in, Mixed media on Birch Board

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    9" x 12" (WxH)
  • "There's No Place Like Home"

    "There's No Place Like Home"

    Story of a modern day Dorothy with her ruby red slippers poses, cuddling her "pet" coyote. This ranch land and the native wildlife will disappear when the bulldozers eventually come to build her future home. 

    2017 - 2018

    36 x 60 x 1 1/4"

    Mixed Media: Acrylic, Fabric on gallery canvas

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    36" x 60" (WxH)
    Price
    3100
  • "Breakthrough" - SOLD

    "Breakthrough" - SOLD

    Who, what, why, when? The dead end was broken. The rearview mirror in upper left leave you with a vouyeristic scene, as we are all naturally drawn to stare at the "what happened". What makes this painting particularly special is the why it was painted. One week before the accident I was driving at night towards the dead end filming as I was driving as if I was to break through. When the fence was broken I was able to capture the images of the police and city officials and place them where I wanted in to the painting to create a new dialog. 

    SOLD

    Acrylic / Mixed Media 

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    24" x 36" (WxH)

+ Secluded and Convenient - Landscapes

"Secluded & Convenient" is a visual story about past, present and future in a scarce undeveloped area in Carlsbad, North County San Diego. The inspiration comes from hidden gems in plain sight. Artist Kate Joiner draws upon an area physically close to her, as she is mesmerized by the objects and structures once cherished. Her work depicts a wide range of snapshots, tucked away for safety, including an abandoned equestrian farm, a vacant lot owned by Walmart, migrant workers who toil 7 days a week, and the threat of California fires in protected brush. What some see as discarded, she imagines a narrative that came from the remnants and ponders what will become of the land's future development.

 [Her] “work exhibits a definite mood and tone. Each piece feels like it’s a part of a story. Each image could serve as a warm reminder of memories long since faded.” (Gregory Siragusa, Co-Owner, Gallery at Marina Square,)

Often working with an intuitive style and randomness, Joiner uses a variety of techniques in her process. It can start with thrown paint, incorporated digital media and structured composition, as the images are tuned and developed, only be to picked apart, erased and left behind.      

Kate Joiner’s work “"She’s Gone in the Day” captures elements of David Hockney and T.C. Cannon and brings them together creating a suburban landscape full of rich color. Joiner’s complex composition forces the viewer to question a sense of place and time. The cantilevered roof separates the composition into distinct areas of light and dark- perhaps day and night, hope and failure. Her use of a vibrant blue in the sky suggests daytime, yet her darker tones and shadows in the bottom of the composition suggests it is night, while at the same time evoking a somber mood. (Christine O’Donnell, Owner, Beacon Gallery, Boston)

Joiner’s work "Little Boxes on the Hillside” is reminiscent of some of Cezanne’s later landscapes, yet the distinct gridlines in the sky again recall that of David Hockney. Joiner conveys a sense of a hierarchy in her landscape, and by doing so, she draws the eye in and centers the viewer’s focus. Her use of color suggests an arid landscape, and alludes to a scene at sunset without blatantly doing so. (Christine O’Donnell, Owner, Beacon Gallery, Boston)