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.


Purple Flowers said...

I absolutely love the path and the trees. That is beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing.

Raina Cox said...

Oh my goodness, I am in love with the second one!

A Perfect Gray said...

love the moodiness of the last two...thanks for the look!

Stina said...

Oh, It's beautiful.:-) Hug Stina

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

Thank you for coming to my little world. Love these paintings. How small of a world is it? I am from Indiana and majored in theatre (and chemistry)..where did Kristin go to school and what year did Kristin graduate? (Yes..I am nosey)

Looking forward to more of your lovely posts.


Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Beautiful and evocative work!

La Dolfina said...

Thanks for sharing your talented friend with us. Her work is beautiful... like yours :)

Salvador Mendez said...

Great Interview! What an interesting artist. Im looking forward to more artists in the future. :)

Karena said...

She went to Milliken University! Small world indeed!

Greet Lefèvre said...

I can feel that Kristin is inspired by Turner!
PS Dear Karena, I want to thank you for all your positive comments on my posts! Your a sweet person!

My Galveston Cottage said...

What beautiful mood art. Love the trees!
Looking forward to your give away, you tease!
Thanks for coming by my place. See ya soon,

Theresa said...

I like the abstracts.

Mao Mao Kitty said...

Great interview! I always think Turner when I see a dramatic sky!

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Beautiful pieces of work, absolutely beautiful.

Kifus said...

Oh my! These are breathtaking! Thanks for introducing us to Kristin's art. I love them all but especially the last one! I know they must be way outside my budget but could you tell me how how much they are?

Have a splendid weekend Karena!

Anonymous said...

did the artist grow up in Crawfordsville, IN? we may have grown up together...i had no idea she was a painter now...

if possible, please pass on email address

Michael Haeflinger

David Shearn said...

These are really great examples! A blog really owes its success to its loyal readers and faithful people. Thanks for sharing!


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