Kathleen Carr is a contemporary representational painter. Her work is inspired by feminine beauty which is a recurring theme. Her paintings are exquisitely rendered with rich damask patterns, translucent fabric and lace, as well as flowers and foliage. These items are visually arresting as well as serving as metaphors of the character of her models. Her work is often narrative and draws from many realist influences both classical and modern, giving her work a timeless yet contemporary uniqueness.