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I have been experimenting with video lately. Come back and check out my video reel here. There are some stories that can only be told through movement.
Welcome to my site. I'm Kathy Bigham Love. I was born and raised in Austin Texas by a wonderfully supportive family; Mom and Dad, my sister, and three brothers. Of course, I will not forget the numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins that encourage me to draw, draw, draw girl.
I am a somewhat self-taught artist, creating works of art as soon as I could pick up a pencil, or should I say a crayon - so told by my mom. That is not to say that I have had no formal instruction. My mom sat me down around age eight and showed me how to draw a face, and I was forever fascinated. I received recognition and awards in art during my years of early education. I was published before leaving high school.
I took a long break from art to start a family. So in the last couple of years I've been playing "catch up" so to speak. I have participated in numerous exhibits and competitions. I am currently teaching classes at the Artists' Alliance Art Studio in Sugar Land Texas, providing instruction to both children and adults of all levels. I also offer custom artwork. Please see the "Commissions" page for additional information.
I feel that everyone is an artist in some form or fashion. Some people have a talent for organizing, or managing money. Some have a talent for sports or intellectual competition. But all talents need to be developed and practiced. I encourage artists of all ages to practice their talent as often as they can, to seek formal instruction if possible because it introduces tools and techniques that are valuable, and never underestimate your potential. There are too many artists out there that do not share their gifts because of insecurities. I was one of them. Believe me. It is an injustice to more than just yourself.
Now, for those of you that would like to pick up some tools and techniques in the fine arts arena, please call or email me for available class times and upcoming workshops. I specialize in black and white art, creating depth and perspective with the use of various medium. But I also work with colored pencil, pastels, watercolor, and oil.
I find graphite pencil and charcoal to be very exciting and not to be undervalued. This medium is primarily used for sketching. I like to take the medium to another level by creating complete and detailed works that peek the viewers interest. I believe my works allow the viewer to see the color of their own imaginations.
Thank you for visiting my site. Please take time to browse the gallery. Read the October 2005 Houston Chronicle article. Read the June 2005 Houston Community News article1, article2. Thank you.
Kathryn Bigham Love
Email the artist at Kathy@ArtClasses4U.com
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