About The Artist

Kat Jetté

Ottawa Ontario Canada

"The Ghost of Kat" - Pen & Ink Illustrations

Originally from Montréal, artist Kat Jetté has spent the majority of her life living and working in the city of Ottawa. Kat has always held a fascination with places and spaces a bit out of the ordinary: those that are abandoned, historical or downright creepy. While earning her honours degree in Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa, Kat focused her studies on painting and drawing. Inspired by the works of Edward Gorey and M.C. Escher, Kat employs her own sense of style and humour to communicate the unsettling and charming nature of haunting spaces


Past Exhibitions, Markets and Other Events:

February 10, 2024, SQUARE LEMON PRESENTS: BE MY VALENTINE CRAFT MARKET, Glebe Community Centre, Ottawa ON

December 17, 2023, YULE FESTIVAL MYSTIC MARKET, Westboro Legion, Ottawa ON

November 18, 2023, THE ONE & ONLY SANDY HILL CRAFT MARKET, Sandy Hill Community Centre, Ottawa ON

October 28, 2023, SAMHAIN MYSTIC MARKET, Outside: Churchill Seniors Centre, Ottawa ON

October 21, 2023, HAUNTED HALLOWEEN CRAFT FAIR, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa ON

September 24, 2023, AUTUMN EQUINOX MYSTIC MARKET, Outside: Churchill Seniors Centre, Ottawa ON

September 16, 2023, SQUARE LEMON PRESENTS: FALLING FOR YOU CRAFT MARKET, Glebe Community Centre, Ottawa ON

August 19, 2023,  MICA ART IN STRATCONA PARK, Strathcona Park, Ottawa ON

May 13, 2023, SQUARE LEMON PRESENTS: MAMMA MIA ITS A CRAFT FAIR, Glebe Community Centre, Ottawa ON

April 29, 30, 2023, MYSTIC MARKET, Billings Bridge Plaza, Ottawa ON

November 12, 2022, THE ONE & ONLY SANDY HILL CRAFT MARKET, Sandy Hill Community Centre, Ottawa ON

 October 29, 2022, MYSTIC MARKET, Outside: Churchill Seniors Centre, Ottawa ON


Acrylic and Mixed Media

I call my compositions abstract landscapes. Horizon, balance, light and shadow are staples in the landscape genre, and intrinsically familiar to the viewer. I like to create an atmosphere that references traditional landscapes, yet appears uncanny at the same time. I combine classic cues from nature with an unapologetic use of colour to help create a sense of intensity within the viewer. Nature is never static. The abstract shapes and textures in my work represent the passing of time on our delicate planet.

The natural world is always changing. As guardians of this world, we must learn to change along with it. Whether it be a wave crashing against the shore, or sunlight slowly being swallowed by shadow - my work strives to capture these moments before they are lost forever. I seek to leave the viewer with an appreciation of the violence, tenacity and fragility of nature. I wish to convey this contrast while fostering a fierce desire to protect the world around us. 

 When I set out to begin a piece, I start with the visual centre: the horizon. From there I begin sculpting with heavy texture mediums to create a tactile experience. I build sky, rocks, stars and water onto the canvas. Finally, I highlight the texture with pearlescent and iridescent mediums. Iridescent paint is one of my favourite tools as it has the unique ability to change colour as the viewer moves around the piece. It is my wish for the viewer to experience something different each time they look at my work, while at the same time captivating them with my unlikely approach to a traditional genre.


Solo Exhibitions: 

January 2021- May 2022 SUPER NATURAL, OZ Kafe, Ottawa ON

July 2017 NEW WORKS, Tamis Cafe, Ottawa ON 

February 2016 HIGHLIGHTS, OZ Kafe, Ottawa ON

June 2013  SHADOWLANDS, The Mud Oven, Ottawa ON

May 2012 AMNESIA, OZ Kafe, Ottawa ON

July 2011 ECHOES, Irene’s Pub, Ottawa ON



Group/Juried Exhibitions:

April 2023 - July 2023 THROUGH THE REEDS, AND ACROSS THE WATER, OAG Galerie Annexe, Ottawa ON

February 2022 - April 2022 STUDIED TRANQUILITY, OAG Galerie Annexe, Ottawa ON

June 2023, 2022, 2019, 2018, 2016 THE NEW ART FESTIVAL, Central Park, The Glebe, Ottawa ON

December 2019 WINTER EXHIBITION, Dow’s Lake Court, Ottawa ON

December 2017 WINTER EXHIBITION, The Art House Café, Ottawa ON 

August 2017 ART IN STRATHCONA PARK, Strathcona Park, Ottawa ON

December 2015 ART & PARCEL, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa ON

December 2015 HOLIDAY ART EXHIBITION, Wakefield Centre, Wakefield QC

December 2014 ART & PARCEL, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa ON


May 2013 SPARK'S STREET ARTIST ALLEY, Sparks Street, Ottawa ON

July 2010 URBAN ART SHOW, Minto Park, Ottawa ON

April 2009 OTTAWA ART BAZAAR, Arts Court, Ottawa ON

February 2007 SYNAESTHESIA, Saw Gallery, Ottawa ON 


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