Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Interview with Katherine Mialkowski


Image above: "HIDDEN" by Katherine Mialkowski
 1. Who are you and what do you do, and what is your background?
My name is Katherine Mialkowski and I am an artist. I have been painting, drawing and creating since I was a child. I went to The Atlanta College of Art long before SCAD bought it and I have a BFA in painting.

Image above: "DARK FOREST" by Katherine Mialkowski
Image above: "MISHAP" by Katherine Mialkowski
2. What's integral to your art and or art career?
Exploring the natural world, reading, studying are all integral to my creating new artwork. Getting out and showing, selling and talking with people is integral to my art career. I enjoy talking with people at art fairs that I might never have met at a gallery show. I get a lot of important feedback.

3. What themes do you pursue and what medium do you use?
I paint with watercolor and oils and I draw. My main theme is our relationship to and interaction with the natural world around us. I like to explore the ways that humans explain what we experience through our Myths, Science and Religion.

4. What makes you angry, what makes you happy?
Painting makes me happy! I don’t like drama and people that complicate everything.

5. Who and what inspire you in your work and or in your life in general?
My daughter and friends and family inspire me to always keep going and be happy. The fun of creating artwork keeps me inspired to create more work. I can’t imagine not making artwork everyday, it’s just a part of me.

6. What superpower would you want?
Hmmmmm………..that’s a tough one. I would love to be able to help people somehow, maybe relieve suffering?

7. What is your favorite artists and or other person?
I love the Dutch Masters, Odd Nerdrum, Anselm Keifer, Hans Holbein the younger, too many to mention.

8. What advice would you give to other artists?
Keep working, keep improving, strive to be better all the time. Always be yourself and follow your own vision.

9. Contact details.
kmialkowski@yahoo.com
www.katherinemialkowski.com

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