Tag Archive: painting


Thank you to all the studio guests that stopped in to visit with me to learn more about Intaglio Printmaking. I look forward to seeing everyone again during the October Northwoods Studio Art Tour held on October 5-6-7,2018
Here’s a peek of my art studio during the July Art Tour at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio. I hope to see you in October!
The Art Studio is #14 in the Northwoods Studio Art Tour booklet (the link is listed below)
http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

Location: From Hwy 51 five miles north of Woodruff, turn west on Airport Rd. The studio is 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport, off North Farming Road, the first driveway on Bayer Lake Road.

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During the July Northwoods Art Tour, I had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people that traveled from Chicago, Milwaukee, the Twin Cities and Canada!

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I definitely couldn’t have successfully participated in this art tour without the help of my wonderful friend and my fantastic husband!

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My goal is to create artwork that beckons to both the viewer’s eye and sense of touch.

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I was honored to receive an award through the participation of the Range Art Association for my original hand pulled print titled “On The Rocks”.

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During the Art Tour, I created and demonstrated the art of Intaglio Printmaking. I printed a series of small original hand pulled prints titled “Symphony of Leaves”. The series consists of about 20,  4″x 6″ prints, printed on Rives BFK paper.

 

 

 

You can take the girl out of the Chicago but you can’t take the Chicago spirit out of the girl!  That pretty much describes what motivates my edgier style of artwork.

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(above)  Child’s Play was a problematic/naughty creation that had taken me three years to create.  It began as a collagraph print that went rogue on me, so I tucked it away in a drawer for a few years. As time went by,  I had grown and evolved as an artist. So when I found the collagraph print, I knew exactly what to do with it, to make it into an interesting composition.

(below) My series of surrealistic charcoal drawings title Bombus (Latin word meaning BOOM) expresses the feeling/action that I wanted to portray in the drawing Bombus!

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Please stop in at iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio on  July 27-28 -29th from 10:00am- 5:00pm, listed as #14 in the Northwoods Art Tour Guide.

At this time I’m not set up to take credit cards but welcome cash and checks.

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(below) This composition titled BILLIE  is created with handmade paper.   The paper pulp was applied to a free-form mold.  Once the pulp had dried I applied a variety of permanent metallic paints and mounted the sculpture onto a wood background that’s covered with fabric.  Please stop in the studio to find out why this composition was given this title!

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(below) The series title SNAP has a special story connected to my dear childhood friend that inspired me to create artwork using a very unusual method.  Please stop in the studio and ask me to tell you the story behind this artwork! iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio is #14 on the self- guided tour of the Northwoods Art Tour brochure. Go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

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A selection of my limited edition dance-themed art cards can be purchased this at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio on  July 27-28 -29th from 10:00am- 5:00pm, listed as #14 in the Northwoods Art Tour Guide. Go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com
I will have my limited edition greeting cards, art journals and a selection of hand-pulled original Intaglio prints  and collages for sale this weekend.
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These small unframed prints range from $3.00 to $30.00.

Buck’n the System just sounded like a fun title, especially since the artwork has bucks as a theme.

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I’ve printed about 25 of each of these hand-pulled original Intaglio prints that have been enhanced with watercolor to create a more interesting composition.

To learn more about the variety and depth of my artwork, please join me on July 27-28 -29th from 10:00am- 5:00pm at iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio, listed as #14 in the Northwoods Art Tour Guide. Go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

 

 

I love to play with a variety of materials when I’m creating artwork!  If my original prints don’t live up to my expectations, I alter them into a totally new composition.

Sometimes an original prints will sit in a drawer for a couple of years before I figure out what direction to follow. Every January through March I pull out all my misfit children and turn them into totally new compositions, usually collages / mixed media.

I believe that the artwork is waiting for me to develop my skills  and that’s when the magic happens!  It helps having an open mind and the courage to destroy one piece of artwork to make exciting discoveries and push my boundaries!

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I hope you’ll  stop by on ( Saturday, December 16th) from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Marshfield Mercantile located at 355 S. Central Ave. Marshfield, WI.
I will have the rest of my Kodiak Bear merchandise (coasters, journals, cards and books) as well as my limited edition greeting cards, art journals and a selection small original prints / collages. 
Prices range from $3.00 to $30.00. Please stop by and take a peek at the section of artwork and photographs that range from the documentation of the two rescued Kodiak bear cubs to original and reproduction prints. 

I’m extremely honored to be involved with the UW Marshfield/ Wood County Campus Art Department serving as the Art Director for Art Gallery 450.  The video above segment depicts a sample of the artwork created in Professor Kitty Kingston’s Art Studio Courses.  The video segment listed below showcases the 2016 Fall semester  art students  and the 2017 Spring semester art students actively involved in the art studio courses offered at the UW Marshfield /Wood County Campus.

The Art Discipline at UW- Marshfield Campus embraces the many possible forms and functions of art. The images on this video represent a small sample of the 154 pieces of artwork created by the students attending the Introduction to Drawing Course, 2-D to
3-D Course and Introduction to Printmaking Courses offered at the UW Marshfield / Wood County Campus during the 2013-14 academic year.

The art program strives to create an environment that encourages students to take risks and experiment with subject matter, concept, process and creative outcome.