Kathryn Neal is interested in the intersection of pattern, nature, and interior decoration and responds to this interaction in her paintings. She writes:
Within these repeated imagery, pattern can [.....] represent a constant negotiation between culture and nature, where we generally feel a separation from nature in our contemporary lifestyles. Our response is to bring these natural forms into our interior environments through decoration, and through this action, we attempt to domesticate nature in an ideal form.
I love her series of paintings on tablecloths. She reacts to the commercial portrayal of nature and makes it her own.
Kathryn recognizes the different stylistic approaches to nature. Her process of painting is very layer based, which to her is a reference to these different ways of portraying the subject. Her simple under-drawings create a nice mix of abstract and realistic imagery and the way she combines many style types into the same piece gives a lot of interest to her work.