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Kate
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
This is 'somewhat' of a self portrait. I do not look like this, but this painting captures the essence of me. I felt as if I was truly expressing myself as I drew it.

I have been an artist for a long time, I am the mother of 2 and the wife of a wonderful man. I work as a freelance artist, the artistic director for a concrete company (I get to play with clay!), and as an art instructor. I do occasional commissions and murals. I enter art exhibitions around the country. My life is full of JOY!

I also love to take old things and make them new - this drawing was done over an old painting and I made it new with the drawing. I love the colors and the energy and this piece has pointed me in a new direction for my work.

Current Residence: In my mind
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adam and Sari Sauls
Favourite style of art: Realism and Surrealism
Favourite cartoon character: Patrick (SpongeBob) and Dorry (Finding Nemo)
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:iconhendrikhermans:
HendrikHermans Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving
Beautiful gallery btw !!
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your gallery is amazing - you look to be a master of many mediums! Really interesting pieces :nod:
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k8lag Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, how nice to hear.  I have been an artist for about 29 years and had 8 years of training before then.  I am still learning and improving and love to do art.  It is also my profession.
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's funny, I saw on many of your pieces that you'd started them in classes/demonstrations and thought 'wow those look to be some pretty high quality classes she's going to' before I realised you were the teacher! :giggle: What's your favourite medium to work with? :)
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k8lag Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I have been teaching for a long time.  My 3 favorite mediums are watercolor, colored pencil, and gouache.  I like them individually as well as in a mixed media piece.  I enjoy acrylic as well, but more as an under painting for a mixed media piece.  I also love to draw.

What about you?  What mediums do you do and what is your favorite?
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Dam-B Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your watch, I truly appreciate it :)
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k8lag Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Really enjoyed your drawings.
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Arashii494 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama :)
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k8lag Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks to you as well.
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thomasbossert Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
thank you for faving...:woohoo:
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