(Please click complete bio link below to be taken to the full bio on my website.) I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. As an adult I have lived in the suburbs of Phoenix, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Cleveland, Boston, and now back in the Atlanta area again. I think Cleveland suits my temperament the best though I have high hopes for Boston. I have a teenage son who is always very encouraging and supportive of my artwork. I have been an artist since early childhood, but it was only once I was into my thirties that I realized that making art was really what I wanted to do with my life. I work primarily in oil paints, both monochromatic and color. I also enjoy photography and sculpture and hope to find ways to combine all of these elements into future works. In my spare time I also enjoy reading and have been juggling as a hobby for over 20 years.
I think that in this society it is easy to overlook the simple beauty of the world around us. One of my core philosophies is that beauty and art can be found almost anywhere. I take to heart the advice to stop and smell the roses. As an artist I feel compelled to show the beauty that surrounds us to explore the shapes and colors that are right in front of us, if we'd only take a moment to see them. There is an unfathomable depth of beauty hidden in the intricate details of a pile of leaves; there is a quiet grace to the curve of the shadow of a door handle; something as simple as the splintered wood grain of a worn park bench can be intensely beautiful when examined. I also feel there is an appeal to uncertainty in artwork. I enjoy creating art that makes the viewer question what they are seeing, and then take a closer look.
You can read my full bio, my resume including awards that I have received, and information about upcoming, current, and past exhibitions of my work at my website, KatherineHowardArtist.com. You can also buy originals by emailing KatherineHowardArtist.com.
Please note that this artist died in March 2013, but her art lives on and remains available for sale for the benefit of her son.