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:
Sarah Jane Gorlitz
Claire Weissman Wilks