Sea Levels: New Show about the OCEAN happening for OCEANS WEEK in Halifax


1559 Barrington Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia  902-425-9456


SEA LEVEL: Katharine Burns

Opening Reception is Friday, June 10th, 7pm-9pm. All Welcomed.

Show continues until July 2nd

 Calm at Dusk 36x36 oil on wood

(HALIFAX)- Emerging artist Katharine Burns is ready to make waves in her upcoming solo exhibit “SEA LEVEL” which is a suite of 15 oil paintings that explore and celebrate what it means to live near the ocean. Burns truly captures the ebb and flow of the sea.  Residents and visitors to Nova Scotia alike are forever reminded of the strength and beauty of our local coastline. Words like groundswell, rollers, double-ups, breakers, plunging, close-outs and rogue are just a few words that people that ride the waves for pleasure or profit have come to understand and obey. Make sure to experience this show first hand. The opening reception is this Friday, June 10th at Argyle Fine Art  at 7pm. The show will continue until July 2nd and coincides with Oceans Week (


Katharine Burns was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and honed her craft at NSCAD University obtaining her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Interdisciplinary) focusing primarily on oil painting, in 2009. Her paintings, though varied in subject matter, have a style that is distinctively her own.  The colours are often vibrant and the brush strokes deliberate.  She is inspired by her surroundings and approaches her work in a painterly, yet sophisticated manner. Her works are held in various private collections across Canada, including Saskatchewan, Toronto and Halifax, where she currently works and resides. Many Halifax residents may be familiar with the work by Katharine Burns, as she has participated in the ever popular events such as ART BATTLE and TIMERAISER; quickly becoming a crowd favourite.


Katharine Burns speaks about her work in her own words:

 Having lived in Nova Scotia most of my life, the ocean has always been a source of inspiration and is deeply personal to me.  In creating these works I intend to not simply capture an image with paint; rather, through colour, texture and composition to communicate a sense of a moment in time, an experience, a memory.  I have not painted an object in a landscape; instead, I seek to create a sense of space in a landscape by playing with the almost spiritual relationship between sea and sky, to calm those powerful natural forces into a feeling.

For more information, images or interview opportunities contact Adriana Afford at ((902) 425-9456902) 425-9456 or