Kathy Best

Artist bio

I create acrylic and mixed media abstracts, semi-abstracts, and contemporary paintings based on observation of the world around me. My artworks are bold and expressive, and I predominately base my work on the present landscape, landscapes observed while travelling, still life set ups and still life in its’ existing environment. I paint loosely from reference photos and memory, and occasionally sketch small works on site to reproduce a larger more abstract version in the studio. My paintings contain colour relationships, impasto texture, movement, geometry and layers. I see the world and I paint it.

I have been painting consistently with my local art group since around 2008 under the guidance of many tutors. I also attend multiple weekly tutored classes and full day workshops, continuously learning and thinking of new ideas. In 20I9 I completed a Certificate III in Visual Arts. Thanks for checking out my art - I love putting it out there.

I create art because...

that is what I need to do. The more I think about art and painting the more I want to create art and paint. I love seeing what unfolds on the canvas and enjoy the constant problem solving.

I am different to most artists because...

I let the canvas and what's on the canvas guide me with my next mark.

When you look at my art, the thing I want you to feel is...

interested in what you see, and I want you to take a second and longer look at the work. Think about the memories and thoughts that the piece evokes in you.

I believe art is an important part of our lives because...

it gets us thinking, it brings back memories, it takes us to other places and provides a refuge from our busy lives. It makes the world a better place.

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