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“Having spent my entire life living on the islands of Charleston, SC, has definitely influenced my appreciation for history and the ever-changing tidal creeks, marshes, rivers, and ocean.  For me, translating these visions on paper or canvas has been one of the most satisfying ways of expressing myself.”

                                                                                                                           KATHY CLARK

 Born during the baby boomer generation, Kathy Clark is a true Charlestonian.  She was raised during a period when families were large and incomes modest.  Her fondest childhood memories were being with her parents and brothers on a dock crabbing, fishing, or spending vacation weeks in a rental house on Folly Beach.  The Charleston lowcountry and its history have definitely played an important role in her life and art.  Her love for the surroundings influences her paintings. She often chooses landscapes which reflects enduring feelings for the place she calls home.

 She states she will always consider herself as an art student and admits that her art career began in later years after her children were grown.  It wasn’t until she was settling her mother’s estate and stumbled on to an envelope of her mother’s personal sketches and drawings, that the thought of trying to draw and paint entered her mind.  She feels as if her mother had sent a message from heaven to bring her out of the grieving period.

 Her artistic abilities have developed from a number of sources, including studies with the Gibbes Art Museum, nationally known portrait artists, Elizabeth Bronson and David Weaver, as well as local artists, West Fraser, Jim Darlington, Susan Mayfield, and Peggy Howe.  More recent studies have been exploring palette knife painting with James Pratt, an artist from New Zealand, and figure drawing with Karen Vecchioni.

 Clark’s work is a combination of impressionism with a touch of realism.  She does not follow any defined approach.  It is derived from a confluence of varied sources of inspiration.  She connects with the subject and brings out the beauty of its meaning.

 
 

 

www.kathyclarkfineart.com p.o. box 551 sullivans island sc 29482 843.509.6818 kathy@kathyclarkfineart.com