FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
I grew up in...
Born in Germantown, PA, moved to Ithaca, NY when I was 7-8, then moved to Red Hill, PA.
My favorite book is...
Ask and It Is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks. Using the Law of Attraction to manifest desires.
The last show I binge watched was...
I actually don't have TV at home. I just listen to DVD's or music while I paint.
My favorite gift I ever received was...
A friend gifted me the money to participate in 25 days of minis masterclasses. So grateful!
My favorite meal is...
Lasagna and a good salad (but I'm gluten intolerant), so now homemade hearty beef stew, and coconut flour banana bread for dessert.
My motto, “See the Unseen” is realized thru symbolism, the language of my art. I faithfully represent the seen exterior of animals and objects to reveal an unseen spirit symbolizing uplifting qualities of human nature. Offering emotional and visual delight, I create beautiful, highly detailed, accessible imagery rich in substance, that encourages introspection.
Influenced by Surrealism, I often choose images that may not normally coexist as a way to unify differences and tell a bigger story, combining them using intuition and philosophic whimsy until it ‘feels right’, even if the combination is unusual. I compose using axis lines of the harmonic grid, since for me, geometry has mystical qualities that represent nature’s beauty, harmony, and order.
Due to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, I use water-washed walnut oil paint, solvent-free techniques, and high quality eco-friendly panels. By working in thin layers of finely blended colors without brushstrokes, the subject matter becomes the focus. I interpret the symbolic story after the work is finished to determine titles. Every painting is an opening into my psyche, and offers the viewer visual reminders to nurture harmony and unity, and see differences as complementary to their soul.
Kathryn E. Noska paints animals and objects that symbolize uplifting qualities of human nature. After receiving an AFA from Montgomery County Community College she studied 17th Century Still Life painting at Chester County Art Association under Bill Ewing. Kathryn has won excellence awards in the local Philadelphia Suburban area including the Board of Directors Award from Cheltenham Art Center, the Carolyn Alber Memorial Award from in the Philadelphia Tri/State Artist Equity, and first prize in painting for the ArtAbility exhibition at the Bryn Mawr Rehab Center. She also took first prize of the National Platinum Award for Trompe l’oeil at the Fauxcademy of Decorative Finishing in Las Vegas, NV. Her work has been accepted in numerous galleries and juried exhibitions including the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, Yellow Springs Art Show, The Art Gallery at Devon Horse Show, and Malvern Retreat House Art Show. Kathryn’s work is represented in West Chester, PA, cherished in private collections, and has been exhibited in New York, Oregon and California.
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