In our latest Meet the Artist blog article, we speak to Kathy Little. Kathy graduated from the Royal College of Art and her paintings reflect a continued interest in capturing and expressing the innate qualities in the landscape.
When did you first discover your passion for art and painting?
When I completed a three year degree in Fine Art followed by a three year post graduate course.
Where do you get your inspiration from and what inspires you?
I am inspired by both natural and manmade landscapes and I am interested in how they alter and reshape over the passing of time,
How would you describe your style?
I am influenced by a colour combination, a surface texture or an unusual composition or shape and make mixed media abstract paintings to reflect this interest. I use a process of layering and subtracting to invent new compositions and I do not have a fixed image in mind when I start but prefer to let the imagery develop in an intuitive and experimental way.
What makes you different from other artists?
Vibrant colours combined with neutral tones, a mix of mediums and an individual and personal visual mark making language.
What is the most challenging thing for you when it comes to painting?
For every one painting that I’m happy with, there are probably four that I’m not . Im rarely happy with a piece, so I keep working until I feel it’s done.
What would be your career dream? What project would you love to be able to do or complete?
Collaborating with outside agencies.
Did you have another career prior to this? If so, what was it?
Teaching in art schools.
Where would you like to see yourself in 10-15 years’ time?
Continuing to paint and exhibit my work.
What is your typical day like?
I like to start the day early and don’t have far to travel as I work from my studio in the garden. I have radio 4 on continually for company. Day to day tasks include keeping my website updated, emailing, keeping up to date with the contemporary art world and reading blogs and art and design magazines.
What do you love the most about your job and what do you hate the most?
I enjoy the challenge of constantly moving forward with my painting and sharing this experience with other like minded individuals.
How do you relax after a long day?
Cooking and sharing a meal with family and friends.
You can purchase Kathy’s Prints and Originals from her Etsy shop.