Kate Word, unique fluid art, abstract paintings, contemporary, modern, luxury homes, corporate art

Kate Browning Word

Kate's Branch

  • Abstract Paintings
  • Unique Fluid Art
  • Art for Luxury Spaces

Fluid acrylic pour paintings, large abstract painting, corporate art, luxury residential art

About Kate


  • The role of a canvas is an abstract theater of emotions and ideas. For Kate Browning Word, movement is paramount. As her artistic expressions on canvas or paper develop, many layers unfold a history with lines and  organic shapes, sometimes formed from the initial applications of gesso. Kate especially highlights texture and intentionally introduces a playfulness with bold color coupled with transparent fluid acrylics and pattern. 


  • Word's passion for communicating spirituality drives her painting, collage media and printmaking processes to expose hidden layers for stimulating or quieting viewers.


  • "I hope  that I prompt my viewers to pause and wonder about the mystery of a painting's message or it's making. So few people in our linear culture today are willing to ponder the mysterious abstract. I believe all visual and performing creatives are stewards of these mysteries.  I am also a woman of many contrasts... a country girl living in the city, a mountain lover living by the coast. I find inspiration for balancing these contrasts in modern architecture, nature and textiles, and I  sometimes, intentionally juxtapose organic shapes with geometric lines and grids. Though some of my methods are calculated, I welcome intuition, spontaneity and many accidental discoveries along the way."  

  • Ms. Word views herself as a constant adventurer in a lifelong pursuit and practice of her artistic expression with techniques in different media, further exploring inner language, imagery, emotions and ideas. 

My Inspiration

 "I am often asked about the bold and bright colors I paint with. I do so because my husband is sight-impaired with optic nerve damage in both eyes, congenitally and from an accident. He cannot enjoy the fullness of my artwork as a sighted viewer, nor can he see details or nuances of transparency or pattern. Yet, he is my greatest fan."  

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Kate Browning Word


  • Kate Word is a native Texan and moved to Corpus Christi in 1997. She studied Fine Arts at Texas Women’s University in Denton, TX with a major concentration in textiles and a painting minor. After living 19 years in Denton, Word traveled widely and lived in California and in Taos, NM where she operated a weaving studio until moving back to Texas. 


  • Word retired from a creative cosmetology career and owned a beauty salon in Corpus Christi for 15 years which served as a gallery for her diverse artwork. She no longer weaves ikat textiles, but focuses instead on abstract acrylic paintings, mixed media collage and pendant jewelry made from remnants of paintings. One can see her artwork locally in Corpus Christi, TX at Treehouse Art Collective, 309 N. Water St, Suite D, 78401.


  • Word's recent awards include Second Place in the 2018 ABSTRACT SHOW,  Art Center of Corpus Christi, an Honorable Mention for Works on Canvas in the DIMENSION XLVI show at the Art Center of CC and a 1st Place for Mixed Media, South Texas Art League Members Show. Her work appears in the recently published ADC Blink Art Resource Catalogue as seen below on page 236. This publication goes to thousands of interior designers and trade buyers nationally.


  • Kate Word works from Hope Studio and a smaller studio space in her home where she shares life with her husband, William, in Corpus Christi, TX. 

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See Art Design Consultants BLINK ART RESOURCE, page 236 for my page featuring, "Finding the Lost Coins," a triptych painting also featured here in my store.  See the STORE tab in my toolbar above!

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