It was Colonel Mustard in the Dining Room with the Revolver
30 x 40 inches
I Thought It Was Wednesday
36 x 36 inches
34 x 42 inches
Framed Splatter No 3
11 x 14 inches
Kate Simon - Artist
As a young artist, I merely portrayed the world as I saw it. Today, I'm privileged
to create the change I wish to see in the world. So, when I'm not changing coastal
landscapes into vibrant, multi-media textured works or 2D designs, I'm transforming
my beliefs with one abstract slathering of paint after another. If that sounds
like therapy, that's because it is.
I operate from the belief that all creative people hold one thing in common:
good or bad, they never stop creating. It's been said "your outer world is a
reflection of your inner world." I agree, and it's this inner world I am really
working on through the creation process. For me, it's just as effective as
meditation. It's when my thoughts are clearest, and I'm most at peace; and
ultimately, I hope that's the stuff that lives in the work and is transferred
to viewers. This isn't something I've always been intentional about.
After studying Studio Art and Creative Writing, I graduated from Louisiana State
University in 2011 and began writing for software. For a long time, I told
myself I would do something creative in the evenings. Instead, I focused on
relationships, family, and finding ways to save money. There were several years
I seemed to always have a second job or some obligation, and since I had
created throughout my childhood and college years, I imagined that it was time
to set those pursuits aside. My desire to create seemed to be at odds with my
need to be a grownup, and somehow the more I shrunk from this desire to create,
the more unwell I began to feel.
It was only after finding the inspiration to flip a few pieces of furniture
(a necessary task I could provide space for) that the call to create really
started to pull me in the direction of painting again. That quickly snowballed
into other creative pursuits, and since then, I've actualized a positive
relationship with my thoughts--a life's work, but a path I am happy to walk down.
There are countless benefits to practicing art, but it doesn't end with the
artist. Investing in art creates a ripple effect that runs through artist,
patron, and everyone we encounter.
Art has made my life so much bigger. Add to your collection today, and let it
do the same for you.