Hey! I’m Katelyn and I looove to paint. I make my home on an island in Nova Scotia, Canada. I’m blessed to be surrounded by so much natural beauty and I can’t help but to be inspired by it. I paint things found in nature – whether it be feathers, flowers, mountains or trees, I love them all! I love to inspire others to see the beauty that is all around then in this world we live in. I hope you enjoy my work!
1. What’s your medium of choice and what do you love about it?
I work with acrylic paints mostly. I just love the way I can blend all sorts of pretty color and the way it flows. I sometimes add a lot of water to it to turn it into somewhat of a watercolor paint when I’m in the mood for it!
2. What are you working on right now? What’s on your camera/desk/easel or in your studio?
Plants, plants, and more plants! And my cat, and tea. Haha. 🙂 My desk has been overrun. I’ve just completed a painting of a succulent and next I will be working on a custom order of a few different provinces colored in with watercolors!
3. What practices/activities are most valuable to your creative process?
Time. Lots of time needs to go into my painting – I have to set aside time or nothing will be done! Constantly working on new things, experimenting and finding what you love is of utmost importance. But quiet time to just sip tea and get inspired is just as important. A good balance is key! Also, tea and good background music helps as well!
4. What’s one thing you want to share with others about your art and/or process?
I strive to help people appreciate the little things in life we are freely given to enjoy. I paint mostly things from nature to inspire people to stop and smell the roses! The intricacy of a flower is something I’ve grown to appreciate and wonder at their beauty. I hope others can do the same!
5. What advice would you give to your young artist self?
Don’t put that paintbrush down! Consistency will take you places. Don’t underestimate yourself and be determined. Be kind and show love always – that will get you for as well!
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