by Jamie Cunningham
Upon first glance at Katie’s Artwork,
one is filled with a captivating sense of self-refection & exploration. Her nudes, melancholy at times, allow
a glimpse into her subjects’ rare moments of quiet contemplation and solitude. Her bold unrestrained abstracts pull you in and awaken a sense of raw emotion that undulates across the spectrum from meditative calm to chaotic frenzy. The emotional evocation derived from a single piece mimics the moment by moment variation of one’s state of being. This is the magic of Katie’s work and perhaps why it speaks volumes to so many long before they become aware of her story...
"Monique Lazard, Brooke Maples, Janice Mehlman, Beth Munro and Katie Ré Scheidt are all new to the gallery. Though their works span from abstracts to figurative paintings to florals and have no unifying theme, they are in dialogue because of their pull toward color and life.
When Camilla Cook, associate art director at the gallery, curated the collection, she thought of a few words: 'Lush, seductive, playful, exuberant, unexpected.'"
"Painter Katie Ré Scheidt finds the beautiful side to every woman. When a woman asked artist Katie Ré Scheidt to paint her nude portrait for her 40th birthday, Scheidt was intrigued. The process begins with an-hour-long photo shoot, taking hundreds of photos from various poses."
"Has your search led you to an artist whose work moves you but doesn’t precisely fits your needs? Don’t be afraid to ask the artist to consider making a custom piece. A surprising number are happy to oblige. Many artists, including CT fine artist Katie Ré Scheidt, are willing to customize pieces to fit your space. To see more of her works, check out Instagram @kreschiedt."
"Katie Ré Scheidt is a businesswoman and a painter. She is a mother and a wife. She is a 9/11 witness and survivor. 'That kind of catapulted me into maturity,' Scheidt said about the day on which she lost 67 co-workers and friends."
"Artist Katie Ré Scheidt will exhibit at Good News Café in Woodbury, from Oct 16 through Dec. 6. The show, entitled “Clothing Optional” will highlight her nude paintings, one of her favorite subjects to paint. Sheidt says, 'There is a beautiful angle for every woman, regardless of age or size or shape, and I love capturing it for them and I am absolutely honored to paint them. It is such an empowering choice, to embrace who you are and the skin you are in.'"