“Inspiration comes from unseen realms where all things hold deeper meaning. My magical realism paintings symbolize uplifting qualities of human nature, offer visual delight, and inspire imagination to soar in harmony with your soul.”
My motto, “See the Unseen” is realized thru symbolism, the language of my art. As a Magical Realist, I faithfully represent the seen exterior, thereby revealing an unseen spirit that symbolizes uplifting qualities of human nature. My small, beautiful paintings create a big impression by using imagery rich in substance to inspirit visual delight and lighthearted introspection.
I bring common elements together in uncommon ways, contrast intimate detail with blended distance, and create imaginative worlds that maintain an illusion of reality; unifying these differences paints a more cohesive story. Elements are combined using intuition and philosophic whimsy until it ‘feels right’, even if the grouping is unusual.
Due to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, I use water-washed walnut oil paint, solvent-free techniques, and eco-friendly panels. I work in highly detailed, thin layers of finely blended colors without brushstrokes. This allows you to see beyond the familiar surface and focus on the subject’s essence. Titles are chosen from the symbolism of the subject. My paintings serve as joyful reminders to find depth of meaning by inspiring imagination to soar.
I grew up in...
Born in Germantown, PA, then when I was 8 we moved to Red Hill, PA.
My favorite book is...
Ask and It Is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks. 🗝
The last show I binge watched was...
I actually don't have TV at home. 🤓🤪
My favorite gift I ever received was...
A friend gifted me the money to participate in the Have Your Best Show masterclasses. So grateful! 💝
My favorite meal is...
Lasagna (but I'm gluten intolerant), so now homemade hearty beef stew, and coconut flour banana bread for dessert. 🥥🍌
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.