Kathy Durdin here:
One of my past shows.
Kotler Gallery of John
Germany Library in April,
with a reception on April
12 from 5:30 to 7 pm.
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Featured Artist PDF
am constantly looking for inspiration in the world around me. I keep
a camera with me at all times, looking for images that touch me
I look for that emotional reaction when I am deciding what to paint.
I grew up with art, as my mother was an artist. However, after
graduating college, except for a year in the early 1980s when I took
a couple courses at my local community college, I confined my
involvement in art to visiting museums and studying exhibitions. I
started painting again in 2003, and have been working consistently
at it since then.
I have always loved watercolor as a medium while it is very
unforgiving, its freshness cannot be replicated. I am working very
hard to loosen up my brushstrokes, to take advantage of the
characteristics of the medium.
I particularly like painting people. I am always trying to capture
that one spark about the person that makes the painting come alive.
I go to life drawing classes whenever possible to practice drawing,
as I think that a good drawing is an important framework of any
Artist Support Haiti
After the earthquake, our life drawing class model was from Haiti. I
have created the attached block prints from poses from that class.
8" by 10" images are available on a choice of 3 different types of
paper for a donation to a Haiti related relief organization
(suggested minimum $45).
Prints are available at Tampa Artist Emporium at Starbucks Plaza,
3415 Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33629
Contact Kathy Durdin at
for locations these are available as well.
Check out some of Kathy Durdin's newest
paintings here and at the
Old Hyde Park Art Center during the month of May.
Also, she will be participating in
the 2nd Annual ChalkWalk in Hyde Park Village May 7 through 9th --
see her work along with 19 other participating artists in the
Artists' Gallery in Hyde Park Village, open weekends until the
event. Her work will also be shown on the HGTV show Battle on
the Block on May 15th at 10 PM EDT.
Please sign my guestbook and let me know
you were here.