“Dragonwater” Print by Kathleen Staples


  • Description: “Dragonwater” by Kathleen Staples. Open edition print on gallery wrapped Giclée canvas. Unsigned, comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. For a different size or finish, please contact HNWgallery.
  • Artist: Kathleen Staples
  • Title: Dragonwater
  • Year: 2014
  • Artist Awards: State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship (1994-95)
  • Version: Open edition art print
  • Medium: Archival ink on gallery wrapped Giclée canvas
  • Signature: Unsigned, comes with Certificate of Authenticity
  • Size (H x W): 36″ x 30″ (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
  • Frame: Ready to hang with all hardware included
  • Artist Exhibitions: Kathleen has participated in 51 exhibitions in the United States (please see Bio)
  • Interviews & Press: WUM News (2014); WhatsUp Miami Blogspot (2014); Razor Wire Women (2011); Coconut Grove Grapevine (2011); ArtTable (2010);  Miami Art Guide (2010); ArtBlog.net (2008); Just Paint (2008); MOCA Panel Discussion (2007)
  • Location: United States (Colorado)
  • Shipping: For worldwide FedEx shipping rates, please see shopping cart; Can be shipped in a tube to reduce costs; Allow 3 weeks for production
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My paintings are abstract in style and created using water-based acrylic paint, exploring the extraordinary variety of visual effects available in this material. I work with fluid paint, wet on wet, that behaves with many watery characteristics. Water is colorless, reflecting the blue sky or the flaming sunset. It floods and surges, so I pour and push the paint in an expressive “go with the flow” metaphor. Each layer I paint interacts with the layer underneath and the one above, and layers of fluid paint suspended in acrylic medium laid down at different stages of dryness create different transparency, surface effects, and texture.

When I tip the work surface to make the paint flow and blow paint across the picture with a powerful fan the paint moves differently at different viscosities. Surrendering to this flow of wet paint rather than shaping it with my hand makes me feel that I am working with natural forces such as those that shaped the earth. The paintings have rough, expressive surfaces that evoke the surfaces of natural terrain. In an exaggerated, fantastic, sense, these parallel the natural forces of landscape.

I find the process-based development and resolution of these paintings a very exciting and rewarding experience. I am continually surprised at how each painting resolves itself, independent of my control. Just as being in the natural element of water is an experience that is all encompassing (i.e. the floating, the sinking, the loss of control in the current that takes me somewhere else), so is it when I am in the process of painting. I have the sensation of being one small thing in the immensity of the creative process. Water is transparent and also conceals the deep. My paintings express my wonder at the beauty of the surface and also attempt to reveal a glimpse of the sublime as landscapes of my inner creative self. I intuitively express this with color, the “soul” of the painting.


Additional Information

Additional Information

Shipping Weight16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions6 × 34 × 44 in

Kathleen Staples

Artist Awards

Florida Artist Fellowship


Aqua, Black, Blue, Orange, Pink, Yellow


Mid-Career Artists






United States (Colorado)


Ink on Gallery Wrapped Giclee Canvas




Bedroom, Boardroom, Dining Room, Family Room, Foyer, Games Room, Great Room, Hallway, Hotel, Kids Room, Library, Living Room, Lobby, Office, Reception Area, Study

Size (H" x W")

36" x 30"


Abstract, Expressionism


Fine Art




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