Squash Blossom Welcomes Artist Kathy Crowther!
This month we are very pleased to welcome a new Colorado artist, Kathy Crowther to the gallery. Recently relocated to Colorado from South Carolina, Kathy now resides in Woodland Park with her husband. Her art education began at the age of 10 through classes at the Cleveland Art Museum. Formal training continued in high school, West Virginia University, Oglebay Institute and the Cleveland Institute of Art.
For Kathy, “Life is like a puzzle, and painting is like putting a puzzle together.” Positive and negative space play a large role in the balance and design of each painting. A few hallmarks of her compositions are images that spill out past their mat and decorative borders. Like nature, her paintings depict a sense of continual growth and a profusion of color. Crowther’s work reflects her love for nature. Through her artistry, Kathy invites us to look at the world as she does. Like nature, her paintings depict a sense of continual growth and a profusion of color.
She creates detailed studies of nature in gouache and ink. Gouache, if you are unfamiliar, is a method of painting using opaque pigments ground in water and thickened with a glue-like substance or binder. While some people confuse gouache with watercolor, a primary difference between the two paints is that gouache is more opaque than watercolor, giving Kathy’s composition a stunning vibrancy.
Please join us on November 2nd during Art Walk, in welcoming Kathy to the gallery family and see her demonstrate her process in person during Art Walk. We hope you can join us!