MY ARTIST’S STATEMENT BY: KATRINA ATKINSON.
I want to tell you about what I believe in?
I believe in my art;
What I do to create my art?
How I feel when I create my art and
Why I create my art.?
You see I believe in my art………My Art is My Belief…….
I fervently work the brushstrokes; I know I have control!
My heart pounds when I lose that control;
I love colour; vibrancy of colour
I become very excited when I think of what I am about to produce;
the processes I am about to undertake,
the joy of expressing myself whether it be on canvas or any other media,
The accident occurs; the happy accident arrives.
Is this where I was heading? Yes! This IS where I was heading!
I am always learning; always facing the challenge;
Regardless of how accomplished I feel I have become.
There are times it all seems too easy; then others when obstacles rear their ugly heads
However, I find, I must work my way through it.
My style is bold, bright, vibrant yet even so I believe there are dark
undertones in all of us;
I search inside the personalities; inside their life;
For many women of today the masculinity of life becomes overwhelming;
I reach deep and source and expose their femininity.
Intuitively My Art is therapy for My Soul…….
Absorbed in the moment; Art becomes compulsory…..I must create!
I can’t rest until the challenge is overcome;
I become anxious until I declare; The End.
I find I have streams of ideas constantly pushing and pulling me onwards,
I have to follow constantly stimulated.
I need to get as much done as possible in the time I have……
There IS a race against time!
Painting has become my meditation, calm and gentle;
there are times when I become very physical very interactive with the work;
Whether the media be canvas, clay, collage or textiles, depending on my moods,
Arriving at completely different results.
Not the most verbal of people, My Art is My Release; discussions I find difficult;
So any strong rooted, deep meaning problems or feelings that I would probably never talk over,
I can bring forward in my work; my worries are processed subconsciously.
Verbal self expressions convert into my work.
As I can’t observe myself; it all comes from within…….
not from just inside my head; but from inside my whole body;
my expressive self is my subconscious; its all intuitive……..
I believe in the process
The only way I can express myself is by reliving the process.
I want to share this excitement; this zing!
with everyone who comes into contact with me and my work;
I put my heart and soul into each piece;
I feel new emotion excite and empower me to create this next task;
and so! just as instantly
I can suddenly realise that for me, the piece is finished.
THIS IS ME!
find out more at my new website click on!!! http://www.katrina-art.com
I hope you enjoy,
Let me know what you think
pics by Gemma Louise Williams