Friday, March 26, 2010

Introducing Artist Kristin Macy Howard

I met a very talented local artist, Kristin Macy Howard while at ARTichokes Gallery at Class and Open Studio sessions. I have always loved her works and recently acquired this one. It is very dramatic and immediately spoke to me. In the evening light it is of course darker and very evocative. It is over my living room mantle in a place of honor. Subsequently I interviewed her and this is the conversation that follows.

Karena: Tell me about your inspiration to paint and how this creativity evolved.

KMH: I am from Indiana and while in college a theater major. At that time I did a lot of drawing. Later, my mother in law gave me a gift of a workshop w local well known artist Jim Hamill. I love the creativity, also it was relaxing and therapeutic.

Karena:Describe your painting style.

KMH: Moody and atmospheric

Karena: Who are past & present artists you admire that have talent you look to emulate?

KMH: Rebecca Paschia's landscapes, Simon Bull for my florals, Monet and of course Turner.

Karena: You have four children under eight and I know your husband is a patent attorney; when do you find time to paint? Does your family recognize your talent?

KMH: I attend the Open Studios at
ARTichokes, it is a very unique experience. My family does really support my art. My mother in law is one my biggest supporters.

Karena: What is your medium? I know like myself you like the
Winsor & Newton Alkyd Oils.

KMH: I do for my landscapes; and then I use acrylics for for my smaller florals.

Karena: Where do you see yourself in five years as an artist?

KMH: It is really just artistic vision. I have also donated a lot of art to family, friends, and causes I believe in.

Karena: What else inspires you?

KMH: Seeing artist's exhibits, taking classes, seeing the process of painting. It is a great time.
I feel I am using a gift and talent that God gave me.

Karena: Thank you so much Kristin. Enjoy more of her original works of art below.

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