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Kate Breakey Art

Australian, b. 1957
Kate Breakey is internationally known for her large-scale, richly hand-colored photographs including her acclaimed series of luminous portraits of birds, flowers and animals in a series called Small Deaths published in 2001 by University of Texas Press. Her other monographs include Painted Light, University of Texas in 2010, a career retrospective that encompasses a quarter century of prolific image making. Her collection of photograms, entitled 'Las Sombras / The shadows' was published by University of Texas Press in October 2012. This series is a continuation of her lifetime investigation of the natural world which in her own words is ‘brimming with fantastic mysterious beautiful things. Since 1980 her work has appeared in more than 110 one-person exhibitions and in over 60 group exhibitions. A native of South Australia, Kate moved to Austin, Texas in 1988. She completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Texas in 1991 where she also taught photography in the Department of Art and Art History until 1997. Her collections include the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, The Australian National Gallery, and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, as well as various private collections. She has resided in Tucson, Arizona for 20 years. She regularly teaches workshops nationally and internationally.
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Artist: Kate Breakey
Shetland Islands, Golden Stardust
By Kate Breakey
Located in Columbia, MO
Kate Breakey is internationally known for her large-scale, richly hand-colored photographs including her acclaimed series of luminous portraits of birds, flowers and animals in a ser...
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21st Century and Contemporary Naturalistic Kate Breakey Art

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Gold Leaf

White Flowers on Dress
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pencil, Archival Pigment, Pastel

Cherry, photograph on glass, backed with gold leaf, framed, signed and numbered
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
"Cherry" is a photograph by Kate Breakey. The piece is signed numbered and framed by the artist. Framing varies. These images are archival pigment prints printed directly onto pl...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Gold Leaf

Waxing Crescent
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Orotones leafed in 24kt gold, Price includes frame
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Gold Leaf

Portrait of a Raven
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
When the trembling heart stops beating, what remains is a tiny beautiful corpse. I make a portrait to commemorate that life and to express my sorrow and regret. It’s my gesture towar...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Archival Pigment

Portrait of a Raven
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
When the trembling heart stops beating, what remains is a tiny beautiful corpse. I make a portrait to commemorate that life and to express my sorrow and regret. It’s my gesture towar...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Archival Pigment

Leopard Moth
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Night Snake
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Kate Breakey is internationally known for her large-scale, richly hand-colored photographs including her acclaimed series of luminous portraits of birds, flowers and animals in a series called Small Deaths published in 2001 by University of Texas...
Category

2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

My Sister's White Cat
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Ghosts of Love If love took form, if we could see it, and if so watch, as it faded, or got lost, or just gave up, slowly softly, disappeared, disillusioned, dejected, I think I saw it, as a tree in the woods, as a pale moth, a boat upturned on a shore, moonlight on ocean, a feather, drifting down, discarded, I looked and, love was everywhere, sighing, trembling, shimmering, fluttering, tender, as it departed, and as I watched...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Mushrooms, Tuscany
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

White Witch Moth
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Still Life with Mandarines
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Twelve Clouds, Softly, Slowly (H)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Artist Statement For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both i...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

Horny Toad
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Lone Sheoak Tree, Kangaroo Island South Australia
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Raven on Lace
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pencil, Archival Pigment, Pastel

Twelve Clouds, Softly, Slowly (C)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Artist Statement For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both i...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

Twelve Clouds, Softly, Slowly (F)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Artist Statement For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both i...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

Twelve Clouds, Softly, Slowly (J)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Artist Statement For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both i...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

Twelve Clouds, Softly, Slowly (I)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Artist Statement For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both i...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

Horseshoe Crab
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Twelve Clouds, Softly, Slowly (E)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Artist Statement For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both i...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

Green Vase with Ginger Flower
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Galahs in a Tree, Pt Lincoln South Australia
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Kelp, Mendocino, California
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Rattlesnake
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Ship in Bottle
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

Nine Lunar Eclipses (H)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Canvas, Archival Pigment

Nine Lunar Eclipses (F)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Canvas, Archival Pigment

Nine Lunar Eclipses (C)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Canvas, Archival Pigment

Orange Leaves
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Nine Lunar Eclipses (E)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Canvas, Archival Pigment

Blue Vase with Red Berries
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Twelve Clouds, Softly, Slowly (G)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Artist Statement For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both i...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

Nine Lunar Eclipses (I)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
Category

2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Canvas, Archival Pigment

Nine Lunar Eclipses (G)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Canvas, Archival Pigment

Nine Lunar Eclipses (D)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Canvas, Archival Pigment

Wing
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pencil, Archival Pigment, Pastel

Queen Anne's Lace
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Archival Pigment, Pencil

Sunflower III
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pencil, Archival Pigment, Pastel

Two Magnolia
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

Twelve Clouds, Softly, Slowly (K)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Artist Statement For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both i...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

Hydrangea in a Bottle
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Archival Pigment, Pastel, Pencil

White Horse in Moonlight
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

Ravens, Kellidie Bay, South Australia
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pencil, Archival Pigment, Pastel

White Swan
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Two Protea
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pencil, Archival Pigment, Pastel

Sterling Silver Rose
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pencil, Archival Pigment, Pastel

Tangled II
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

White Flowers in a Bottle
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

House Finch on Yucca, Arizona
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Nine Lunar Eclipses (B)
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
Category

2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Canvas, Archival Pigment

White Coi
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

Three Pink Roses
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pastel, Archival Pigment, Pencil

Single Spider Chrysanthemum
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

White Pumpkin
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

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Pastel, Pencil, Archival Pigment

Waterfall, Mongolia
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
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2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pencil, Pastel, Archival Pigment

Two Pale Roses
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For me, an artistic process is an act of investigation – a passionate attempt to establish an understanding of the natural world – a version that incorporates both intellectual and e...
Category

2010s Contemporary Kate Breakey Art

Materials

Pastel, Archival Pigment, Pencil

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