Watercolor Art & Soulwww.ArtPal.com/katiepaul
My name is Katie Paul. Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of being an artist and a mom. I now have two amazing kids who are my pride and joy, but it has taken me several decades to realize my dream of being an artist. A couple of years ago, a friend introduced me to watercolor and I fell in love.
The subjects I choose are landscapes because I am in awe of the beauty of the natural world. I use a realistic/impressionistic style because I like the way I can play with color and the way shapes are representational without being exact. The viewer can use their imagination to fill in any information which leads to a more personal connection.
I choose to use watercolor because of the magical way it plays and flows on the paper and moves together to form incredible colors and textures. It is almost ethereal and is like painting with light itself.
I think viewers are most interested in my use of color and light. I try to infuse my paintings with as much light as possible because I think it is inspiring and uplifting. I want my paintings to elicit feelings of joy and tranquility using the beauty of nature. It's a way to slow down and to appreciate the gift of life.