Many artists know from an early age what they want their life’s vocation to look like. Kathryn Gipson, though involved in many artistic pursuits from a young age, did not realize her passion for learning to paint until many years later. For twenty-five years, jewelry designer, personal chef and architectural designer made up her resume. Although these were satisfying years of artistic endeavor, the opportunity to learn to paint has been exceedingly rewarding.
Though primarily self-taught, her knowledge has been acquired by diligent study of great artists whom she admires, both contemporary and historic. Currently spending many hours in the studio, she is also taking the opportunities to paint outdoors as a solo challenge – as well as through some of the collective events available for plein air painters today. She is grateful for the opportunity to have taken workshops from some of todays highly accomplished artists who so generously teach what they have acquired over many years of study. Being married to a rancher, the American West is often included in her subject matter, but no subject is off limits.
“Discovering the passion to learn to paint at this stage in life has been completely unexpected. As I am finding out – there are numerous elements that bring life and energy and excitement to a work of art. Not the least of these being light and shadow – that is what I am striving for in my paintings.