Katie DeGroot: Boscage

A virtual walkthrough of the show featuring new watercolor paintings
April 23, 2021

Boscage consists of 7 large watercolors by Katie DeGroot 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.