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A Canadian by birth, I moved to Texas in 1978 with my family and then eventually made my way back north - to Minnesota.
As a child I was very creative, trying all sorts of art projects and in my adult life took private oil painting lessons and many drawing/painting/plein aire workshops through local art centers.
After working in Corporate America in Minneapolis for almost 20 years, I decided to leave my career and carve out a new one. I needed to follow my passion - I wanted to learn how to draw and paint using techniques taught by the Old Masters.
Inspirational painters for me are John Singer Sargent, William Bouguereau, many Italian Renaissance painters, The Pre-Raphaelites, the French Impressionists (Monet is my favorite), various American Illustrators, oh my, can't forget the playful Czech artist, Mucha...the list is long and includes many contemporary artists as well.
As luck (or fate) would have it, I applied and was accepted into The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In 2005 I began my full-time study at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art in Minneapolis. For 4 years under the instruction of Dale Redpath and Cyd Wicker, I learned how to see, how to draw what I saw and how to correct my mistakes. As I progressed, I learned in depth about oil painting.
Below is my first oil painting in black & white, using a cast as my model.
ABOVE: An article published by Robert Carsten about the resurgence of atelier classical training in the United States and abroad, 'The Artist's Magazine', 2008. PICTURED: Cyd Wicker giving me a critique in my studio at The Atelier, in Minneapolis.
I had a studio in Northeast Minneapolis and was selling paintings but after graduating The Atelier, we decided to move to the high desert of Santa Fe, NM. My husband was nearing retirement; he was the sculptor. I was the painter.
Life throws us curve balls at times, doesn't it? My husband was diagnosed with ALS not long after moving to Santa Fe - he passed away peacefully on April 12, 2015. I remember our conversations while he was actively preparing for his transition. “You must go on and you will Kathy – live and love again, continue painting. Finish what we started.”
That is what I aspire to do - I draw and paint what I love, with love.
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The draw will take place December 8th, 2020, at 10am MST. Winner will be notified via email.