April 1st May 8th, 2021


NEW YORK, NY –– March 18th, 2021 –– Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Katie DeGroot.


The exhibition consists of 7 large watercolors that celebrate the complexity and surprising beauty of the natural world of trees. With vibrant color and energetic brush strokes, DeGroot emphasizes the unique personality of each branch, each of which has earned its own specific finery of moss and fungi, by adapting to its own environment of sunlight and nutrients.


DeGroot places these diverse branches in groups of competition and conversation just as they are in nature. Although they are in the process of decay, her deft use of exuberant color and heightened, almost surreal attention to detail, animates them. As again, in nature, dying trees are the life of the forest. Nature always finds a way to live and thrive.


Katie DeGroot has been awarded 3 residencies at Yaddo and has shown in galleries around the Northeast. Her work is in the Agnes Gund Collection, the Tang Museum, and the Ronay and Richard Menschel Collection. She lives and works in upstate New York.