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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I absolutely love the path and the trees. That is beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing.
Oh my goodness, I am in love with the second one!
love the moodiness of the last two...thanks for the look!
Oh, It's beautiful.:-) Hug Stina
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.
Beautiful and evocative work!
Thanks for sharing your talented friend with us. Her work is beautiful... like yours :)
Great Interview! What an interesting artist. Im looking forward to more artists in the future. :)
She went to Milliken University! Small world indeed!
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!
What beautiful mood art. Love the trees!
Looking forward to your give away, you tease!
Thanks for coming by my place. See ya soon,
I like the abstracts.
Great interview! I always think Turner when I see a dramatic sky!
Beautiful pieces of work, absolutely beautiful.
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!
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
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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