This past Friday was a first for me. My first ever art show! I recently joined an artist's cooperative, At The Collective, where the event was held. As you can see from the photos, I heart collage.
I was overwhelmed with gratitude at all the friends who came out to support me. So many people came and they made the night incredibly special for me. One I won't soon forget.
Below is my artist's bio:
Kathianne Sellers Williams is a self-taught artist who specializes in mixed media collage. Her work is influenced by things that bring her joy and inspiration: flowers and birds, words and quotes, fruits and vegetables, vintage finds, handmade gifts, hand-written letters, bright colors, and all things that sparkle.
Kathianne’s pieces include recycled materials of all kinds. This includes wrapping paper, stationery, magazine images, travel brochures, or pages from old books as well as new fine papers from all over the world. Vintage stationery, dating from the 1930’s to 1970’s and inherited from her grandmother, is often incorporated into the collages. You may find buttons, rhinestones, shells, and more. “I use whatever I come across that inspires me and can be glued down,” says the artist.
The collages are time and labor intensive. Because of the extreme level of detail, you may notice something different with each observation.
“Creating collages nourishes my spirit” says Kathianne. “I feel at peace when I am cutting out images, gluing them together, and adding the finishing details. The process of creating allows me to express myself but simultaneously connects me to something bigger than myself.”
Kathianne currently resides in Atlanta and also works as dietitian and wellness coach. You can learn more about her and her work at www.NourishCreateBloom.com