Kate Hooray Osmond is an American painter based in Charleston, SC. She is known for her large-scale paintings with colorful, graphic brushwork and gold leaf overlay. These paintings often depict landscapes, both natural and industrial, as well as the convergence of the two. Sweeping golden highways meet bright pink skies. Oil fields and ports shine from an aerial perspective, rendered with the delicate care. Osmond questions what we can consider beautiful, while at the same time subtly calling attention to environmental issues. Even with her use of 18-karat gold, Osmond’s work is utilitarian in it’s effective minimalism and never too indulgent. Every brushstroke of oil and each flake of gold leaf have their own place and purpose. When Osmond isn’t in her studio, you might find her “researching” 1,000 feet off the ground, studying North America from a unique perspective in a helicopter.