Artist Statement: “My goal is to have fun, be enthusiastic, and to share my impressions with you. For me, Art has been a lifelong journey of creativity – from using a sewing machine to expanding my wardrobe, to remodeling our century old home while raising our children and practicing nursing and, finally – to watercolor painting, an activity to counteract my empty nest syndrome. When I realized this medium could capture the essence of a mood, a memory or describe a pleasure, I fell in love with watercolor!
Over the years I have enjoyed my ventures into all kinds of subject matter, locations and opportunities to paint and exhibit. I think there is power in the art we fashion, and this energy can be shared with others. I do like to create drama and boldness in my paintings by playing with light and shadows. I enjoy the serendipity of mixing paint on paper, rapid spreading of color, and the use of layering and texture.
Always wanting to learn more about watercolor, I love to take workshops to get a new perspective about the process. I am currently exploring a path of light theme with mostly representational art. I also enjoy experimenting with acrylics, watercolor and gouache (watermedia) to capture the advantages of each medium. I am so fortunate and grateful for my artistic gifts which help me feel connected to my divine roots.”
Kathy Braud is moved by color, yet interested in shapes and design with strong values. She experiments with new applications of watercolor, gouache, and related water mediums just to explore art.
Kathy is a signature member of the Red River Watercolor Society, a member of many art organizations and has held board positions. She teaches classes, participates in art shows and events in the state. Kathy has been a successful recipient of many Five Wings Arts Council Individual Artist Grants for educational classes. She values professional development from attending workshops from nationally known artists. Kathy regularly uploads images to her website on Fine Art America where she also maintains a blog and schedule of upcoming shows. She is part of Ten Brushes, a group of 10 women who gather to learn, critique and display their variety of art in a common theme. Kathy’s work is on display and can be viewed easily by the public in many local establishments in Little Falls and Brainerd and her home gallery. Her home studio is in Little Falls, MN.
Kathy has lovely art at the Shoppes of Little Falls located downtown near Bank Square. Open Monday – Saturday from 10 AM – 6 PM and Sunday from 12 Noon – 4 PM.
Call for an appointment for a private viewing- I have many choices for you to see.
Kathy Braud 320 632 5653 www.kathy-braud.artistwebsites.com
A sample gallery of Kathy’s work is below: