Kathleen Hope's mixed and multi-media paintings assert themselves with a commanding physical presence. Her mostly non-objective pieces have a confident physicality to them that is a result of Hope's expertise with color, and her muscular blend of cement, plaster, pigment and collage in varying combinations. Her mark making, done with various paint and drawing tools, is unselfconscious in an automatic writing kind of way. The combination of these strengths makes for a very handsome and unusual body of work, which is uncommon, and so is the ground she works on. "I paint best when I push my medium to the limit, make good design decisions and maintain a playful spontaneity." Hope is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and has a background in Color Psychology and Interior Design, in addition to developing her unique painting style over many years.