I've always had trouble with "bios" and I never really know where to begin or exactly what to say.

I am a native born and bred Dallasite, so I guess this makes me a true Southerner....like it or not. The first 50 years of my life I have spent learning about life and now I'm using the last years to express what I've learned and seen and I'm able to put that reflection into my art. There is no formal art education tucked under my belt, just trial and error. Actually, being self-taught has been fun. It has shown me how to express myself in my own way without any interference from the outside world.

With the dawn of the 21st century came the awakening of my need to paint. Since then, I've grown in more ways than I can imagine and a true sense of joy/peace/tranquility/creativity and just plain "fun" has taken over my life as an artist. I've also discovered that art can be a catharsis for the soul and with color, texture and movement in my paintings, I can express the mood of the moment.....that's the fun part of painting. There is also pride that comes with being an artist. I'm proud of the pieces I've created and I enjoy sharing my art with friends, family and strangers.

My style as an artist....who knows.....maybe a bit abstract, maybe a bit contemporary, maybe a bit crude....maybe a bit bold, but always a reflection of "me". I like color. I like texture. I like movement. I like the fact that I can transform the ideas in my head to pigment and texture and flow on my canvas.

Thank you for reading about me and taking the time to look at (and hopefully enjoy) my artwork. Please contact me with any questions that you might have.

Again, thank you..........Kathy barbkatart@gmail.com


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