Passing Through


The Portraits of Kate Gridley

Portrait artist Kate Gridley made a name for herself painting people like Judge William Sessions, Middlebury College President Timothy Light, and Governor Jim Douglas, but a particular body of work touring Vermont focuses on that quiet period of human development that is often overlooked in art. “Passing Through” is a series of seventeen oil portraits of ten men and seven women between the ages of 17 and 24.


Gridley is one of those rare contemporary painters who make art through a process of keen observation and glorious execution. Moving past the lushness of well-executed oil paintings, Gridley’s portraits are psychologically complex studies of her subjects.

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“Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults” was most recently shown at The Christine Price Gallery in Castleton, April 1-May 1, 2016. Find out more at

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