Art By KTR

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My name is Kate Ridge. I am an artist in the Springfield, IL area and enjoy taking part in the arts community. I began creating art at a young age and it has been a consistent passion throughout the years. Here's a little about my process!
Mediums and Techniques
Primary mediums include acrylic and watercolor paint. I enjoy using the methods of dry brushing and palette knife painting. 

Themes
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
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. I want my audience to be able sense the source of my work and be drawn in a personal way. 
 That is always very special to experience both as the artist and the viewer. 

Inspiration
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 began playing guitar and writing as a child and released a solo album in 2017.