Since the beginning. I have a true interest in furthering the knowledge of watercolor. The programs are always interesting and informative. It is a great group for any level watercolor artist.__I helped in getting the art club space for the monthly GCWS meetings, since I am a member of Cincinnati Art
Have you held any positions with the GCWS; if so, what positions?
What are some of your artistic achievements?
Before I got into watercolor in 1992, I was an Enamelist. I had my work purchased by the, then, Governor of Ohio, to be used as gifts for Foreign Dignitaries on his trips abroad. I have had my work purchased by two Galleries in Japan and in one of it’s Department stores. I also have six art ‘Installations’ in churches around the city._I have had many ‘One-Woman’ shows, I taught watercolor at Baker-Hunt for 6 years, I am a member of the Ohio Watercolor Society and the Kentucky Watercolor Society. I have received high ribbon awards for my work and have been accepted in many competitions. I was President of Cincinnati Art Club from 2008-2010. I am currently on the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Duveneck Association.
Describe your usual procedures for creating a painting.
I take an initial idea and start free-hand drawing. If it is a floral, I work from life. If it is an exotic animal or bird, I do my own photography. After the drawing is complete, I add lines to create shapes and interest. I like to enhance the composition that way.
As I paint, I keep assessing the balance of shape and color and , sometimes, add more lines to focus on the point of interest. I enjoy depicting the rythm and design I find in nature
|One of Kay's unique wildlife paintings.|
Watercolor, since 1992. I have done acrylics and oils in college and when I studied in Europe, for post graduate study.
In what medium, other than watercolor or acrylic, do you work?
Where do you get your inspiration for paintings?
Nature. I enjoy ‘bird-watching’ from my home, but I do ‘field trips’ to various zoos and when I travel to the Bahamas, each year.
Are you a teacher?
Yes, I have had my own classes at the CAC and at Baker-Hunt. I have taught sessions at the Woman;s Club of Cincinnati, in Clifton. I also do classes for the various art organizations around the city.
|Kay's unique style of painting lends itself to all manner of subjects, but works |
especially well with jewel like florals such as this iris.
Teaching, yes. I am planning another exhibit for the near future, but haven’t chosen a date yet or location
Your website: www.artisticlight.com/kayworz