Kathryn Garner | Artist Scientist

Portraits

Frustrated that I was relying heavily on microscope images taken by others to make my Cell Paintings, and lacking the equipment to make my own, I explored the amount of detail in the human body (skin, hair, eyes) that can be viewed with the naked eye alone. I explored the use of scale, and consequently many of these paintings teeter on the divide between figuration and abstraction.

See also Blog post:
A Scientist's eye for colour.

Pink EyeLilac EyelashesBlue Beard

From left to right: Pink Eye (2004) Oil on board 41 x 41 cm; Lilac Eyelashes (2005) Oil on board 41 x 41 cm; Blue Beard (2005) Oil on board 41 x 41 cm

PlaitEarHair

From left to right: Plait (2004) Oil on canvas 90 x 60 cm; Ear (2004) Oil on canvas 90 x 60 cm;
Hair (2004) Oil on board 90 x 60 cm

Foot (2002) Gloss paint on board

Self-Portrait (Profile)

Self-Portrait (Profile) (2002) Oil on canvas 110 x 110 cm

EquivocationDissimulate
SubcutaneousPhysiognomy

Clockwise from top left: Equivocation (2002) Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm; Dissimulate (2002) Oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm; Subcutaneous (2002) Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm; Physiognomy (2002) Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm

Bedhead/Black Hair Day

Bedhead/Black Hair Day (2002) Oil on canvas 120 x 98 cm

Pink and Green

Pink and Green (2002) Oil on canvas 110 x 78 cm

Kathryn Garner | Artist Scientist