Hello - I'm Katrina and I'm an Ohio artist and designer.
Here's a little more about me and my art in case you are curious!
I am a full time artist and paint art and create designs that are
internationally licensed and published as wall art, home decor, and gifts
I also sell original paintings to collectors.
I live and work on a mini farm along with my family, friends, and many animal companions! I have a restored century old farmhouse and a very old, dusty, creaky big red barn that I adore. The barn houses horses, chickens, goats, cats, a bat colony, and every spring a new generation of barn swallows and bluebirds. When I'm not working on art, I spend time with my family and friends, putz around my garden, cook a little, read, and take in all the natural beauty here.
I enjoy painting what inspires me most; wildlife, landscapes, flowers, and nostalgic themes from my childhood. I have a love of wistful times of night or day and places of solace. My intention with my artwork is to offer a dreamy escape and a timeless suspended moment of inspiration and beauty.
My process is a combination of being immersed in nature, filling my senses while sketching, making small studies, and taking photographs. In my studio I utilize these references for final compositions. I will combine elements from different settings or sometimes just recall a complete scene as I experienced it.
Paintings are primarily oil with elements of pastel, translucent papers, and gesso for added depth and texture. Oils, for me, have ability and a depth to seem lifelike and also very expressive with layers of softly blended colors, or aged textures that fully satisfy my choice of subjects in a cross between realism and impressionism. Pastel gives some exciting texture and highlights over the texture of the paint. I use 1/4" to 1/2" thick, birch wood panel as a substrate and each piece is finished with several coats of museum grade satin varnish.