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Kat Corrigan

My work is expressionistic, in a realistic manner. I paint in acrylic on black-gessoed wood or canvas, allowing some of the black to show through; this contrasts against the brightness of the colors in a way that thrills me. I use photos of animals for reference, drawing with a graphite pencil on the black. This leaves a silver line that adds a hint of elegance to the black.  I love it!
I have been painting for over twenty years, though have pushed to daily painting in the last decade. Committing to a daily painting practice has caused a great maturation in my technique; my decision-making process has become intuitive and automatic, to the point where my efficiency has reached epic proportions. I need to be able to paint a work quickly and usually in one sitting, or it doesn't feel as "fresh" as I like it.