About Kat

My name is Kathleen Carrier. I am an Artist living in Sycamore, IL. My art has always been a part of me. Ever changing through the years. But, still my way of expressing myself.
As a child I can remember people asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up and my answer was always the same, "I am an Artist". Knowing that I was and always would be. That's not to say that along the way I would not take a different path from time to time. In high school I wanted to go to art school and not just any, I wanted to go the the Art Institute of Chicago. And I was accepted and never went. Instead I got married at 18 and had four great kids. 
 Melissa, Megan, Nick and Tommy

 My art became my hobby. school projects some sketches and doodles here and there. I became adsorbed in being a mom. And the next 20 years were awesome. Then at some point you start to think about were your going when there art no more school art projects....... I stared drawing in pencil.


It was small and did not take up space. I kept drawing more and more. Feeling that passion again and I loved the way it felt. Friends and family loved my work and told me. But, they have to be nice they know you. So I did like any crazy person would do I applied to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. And at the age of 37 I was accepted to the school in the drawing program. With nothing more than my portfolio.
I loved the time that I spent there and I think more that learning the curriculum I was learning that I had the confidence to continue on my own in the direction that I always knew I wanted to go. I was in a place that people, that I did not know liked my art. Not because they were friends and had to be nice.
 I also was told that it was time to put away my pencils. To try color, well that is history now. Acrylics have become my new passion and I still feel that the more I use them the more I learn . Not to say I dont pick up a pencil from time to time. I still love the way it connects mind to paper.
I started Daily paintings and this  Blog  to chronicle my progress as a painter I started doing daily paintings as a way to make myself pick up my paint brush every day. Some of my larger works take days, weeks to finish and I have grown to like the feeling of accomplishment I get from finishing these small bits of me daily and sharing them with you.
 If you would like to receive an update on new paintings posted to my gallery you are invited to subscribe to my blog. Sign up to get my newsletter updates and you will hear about all the new and exciting things that I am working on for 2012. It would be my pleasure to answer any questions you may have. Thank you,  Kat

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