Art By KTR


Thank you for visiting!

My name is Kate Ridge. I am an artist in the Springfield, IL area.
I make art because I simply love to make art.
My goal is always to create through authenticity and emotion.
My hope is that this resonates with others in a way that creates personal connection. 

Mediums and Techniques
Primary mediums include acrylic and watercolor paint. I enjoy using the methods of dry brushing and palette knife painting. 

This varies according to current inspiration. I find it difficult to name theme(s) due to my appeal to change, challenge and exploration. Although I do find portraits, abstract and nature to be recurring.

What I Hope to Accomplish Through My Art
Personally, I want to accomplish artistic growth from one piece to the next. I also want to remain in tune with a piece from beginning to end emotionally. Beyond that, I want the audience to sense the authentic, passion filled source of my work.
I especially want others to find something familiar and desirable; something that draws them to the artwork in a personal way. That is always very special to experience both as the artist and the viewer. 

My inspiration stems deeply from emotion and what I am moved by at the time.

Just as it is vital to the human experience - this will always change, transform and grow.

Other Art-Related Work
Aside from art making, I enjoy writing and performing music. I was gifted my first guitar when I was 10 years old and fell in love with making music. Though I have played music for several years, 2017 is when I self-released my first solo album.

I definitely plan to continue this passion of mine.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my passion for art making. I hope you enjoy my work!