Baxter, Kathy – Painter

Artist's Background Information

This is a question and answer session about the artist.

Tell us about how and when you first started painting?

I think I was born with a crayon in my hand. As a child I loved anything and everything that had to do with art.  When my daughter started pre school I started taking tole painting classes, since then I have been painting for over 40 years.

Did you experience start, stop and restart in your painting career?

Never.

Tell us about the highlights of your career as an artist?

 

What mediums and genres have you tried?  Which ones do you like and which ones are boring?

Oils, pastels, acrylics I love them all.

Which mediums and genres are you excited about?

I am excited about all of them As long as I can paint

What inspires you the most?

Everything inspires me. I would have to say just the earth in general.  So many things on this earth to see and create. The sea, the sky, the trees, flowers and the Different seasons.

Who is your favorite artist?

Old masters. Mishear Angelo.

Tell me about any procrastination habits?

I have none.

How do you get an idea for your artwork?

By looking around at all the beauty on this earth.

What are your thoughts about learning art at this time in your life?

I will continue learning at this point in my life.  I think you can never learn enough.

What makes you happiest about your art?

The finished piece and wanting to do another and another …

Is there a particular time of day you enjoy painting?

No particular time of the day, morning , afternoon,evening, when ever I can.

Do you listen to music while photographing?  What type of music?  Do you prefer silence?

Always listen to music.  All types.  Sometimes silence is a good thing.

What role does an artist have in society?

Recreating or creating beauty.

What is the best advice you could give to an aspiring artist?

Keep taking classes, try different mediums, practice, practice, practice.

What are you trying to communicate with your art?

To show all of the beauty in our world.

Do you collect anything?

Not really.

What is the last artwork you purchased?

 

What is the most important item in your studio or work area?

 

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