Kathy Vatcher • The Artist's Life (Series 2)

Kathy Vatcher • The Artists Life (Series 2)

Release date:

2004

Running time:

24 minutes

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Part of The Artist's Life series

Kathy Vatcher's pastel works blend reality, dream, nightmare and fantasy to mine the unconscious. An artist who tries to avoid being pigeon-holed, this Windsor-born painter and illustrator graduated with a BFA in printmaking from Detroit's College of Creative Studies and has studied photography, sculpture, and jewelry-making, among other pursuits.

At work in her studio, she demonstrates her technique of putting down powdered chalk in several colours to create textured backgrounds that look like tanned leather. She also discusses the stigma attached to not exhibiting one's work, her constant need to branch out artistically, and the origins of her popular Keith-Haring inspired stick drawings-a project she began merely as a creative exercise exploring petroglyphs.

 

Titles included in this series:

Harold Klunder
Badanna Zack
Jeff Winch
Sarah Jane Gorlitz
Peter Rotter
Ian Lazarus
Tim Whiten
Claire Weissman Wilks
Gretta Gibney
David Urban
Paul Roorda
Karen Azoulay

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