(Image: Katherine V. Lee, Safety Net, 2012, Watercolor, 12" x 18" ; © Katherine V. Lee)
Katherine V. Lee (lives in Santa Rosa, California)
With an eye for detail and a fondness for displaying the truth, I not only attempt maintain the visual but the emotional presence of the subjects in my artwork. The natural world plays a large role in my life and the scope of work in my portfolio ranges from photorealistic portraits of both humans and animals to abstract representations of exotic flora. Creating from an unbiased place, it is my intention to give animals a voice through honest renderings and humans a chance to come fully alive on the canvas. In order to bring the content into full focus, I emphasize light and dark so they may act as key ingredients to creating a lifelike look and feel to the work. I have found that, upon completion, many of my pieces have acted as mirrors to reflect what truths may be hidden behind the often ambiguous look staring back from the photo reference. I now go into each new work with a very open mind and use the tools I have gathered over the years to foster a safe environment for the subject to really show their true colors. Art is an alchemy and to sharpen the clarity of truth and tune the viewer into how it can evoke real emotions is my goal for today, tomorrow and for many artists of the future.
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