Kathleen McCall

bioKATHLEEN McCALL

WATERCOLOR, MIXED MEDIA AND 3-D

I discovered in childhood that art gave me a sense of expression, freedom and permission to play ‘outside the box”. I always had art supplies, although I occasionally used “found” supplies. One of my early attempts of playing “outside the box” was creating a colorful art piece for my grandmother. I painted her toilet seat with her finest nail polishes; it was my first negative critique.

I have had wonderful art teachers who encouraged me to be creative and expressive. I attended art classes taught by Andree Mahoney, Martha Underwood, Anthony Ivins, Aida Hughes and Silvia Megerdichian (Art Box). Recently I had the great fortune of attending a seven-day art workshop taught by award-winning watercolorist Chris Van Winkle. Through all these wonderduf artists and teachers, and the friends with whom I share the passion of art, I have learned art can be a very powerful form of expression and joy.

I like experimenting with abstract shapes and color variations. I usually paint in watercolors and add fine details with pen and pencil to define what I see. My desire is to surprise and delight the viewer with unexpected color, shape, and detail. I like to go where my imagination takes me. I hope you enjoy it

Much of my 3-D art Is composed of recycled materials. Old Kitchen cabinets, discarded wire, torn up unsuccessful paintings; all are found in my art pieces. Currently I am constructing earrings from some of my less successful paintings, I enjoy repurposing objects and incorporating them in my art pieces.

I have shown my artwork at the TAG gallery in Santa Monica, The Da Gallery, Gallery Soho, and the Millard Sheets Gallery at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds. I received a second place ribbon at the Pomona Valley Art Association’s 31st Open Juried art show (PVAA) and numerous awards at the PVAA themed monthly shows. It is so nice to get an occasional pat on the back.

I serve on the board of the Pomona Valley Art Association.

If you would like to visit my website to view more of my projects, you will find me

at kathleenmccallartist.com. My email is kathleenmccallartist@gmail.com.

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