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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.

I've also been a teacher for most of my life, and have found that working with adults is more of a joy than I'd expected. In our group discussions we've found common ground and made new paths for ourselves together. I keep experimenting with what can work in our world of creativity and color, and I love learning to tease out the personal vision in each of us.

I have a blog that I post to almost daily and that usually contains the earliest notice of my upcoming classes, some of which are now online! http://katcorrigan.blogspot.com/