Artist Katherine Irish

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As a landscape artist, I join the league of painters who point to nature as the embodiment of truth.  Evidence of life can be experienced each day. The swelling of a flower, the rising crescendo as a sunset reaches its most intense hues, a mist that softens, a fierce eagle hovering above a body of water. These are examples of experiences that enrich and inform our lives.  
I have made a conscious decision to contribute beauty to the world through my art. I find camaraderie with landscape artists who work quietly in spite of a backdrop of world crisis. Skies are a window to a presence, much larger than we are. Stars and planets remind us that there are mysteries and a larger existence. Skies teach us of the constant and of a moment never to be repeated. What intensely bittersweet moment would be missed if a sunset did not complete its course? It is much better to experience and appreciate and then let go.  My art points to things beyond our normal preoccupations. I learn.
Distinctions and Professional
        IAPS Master Circle
        Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America
        Distinguished Member of the Pastel Society of New Mexico
        Distinguished Member of the Arizona Pastel Artist's Association
        Signature Member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast
        Member of Excellence of the Southeastern Pastel Society
        Signature Member of the Pastel Society of the Southwest
        American Women Artists - Associate with Distinction
        Plein Air Painters of New Mexico
        Pastel Society of Colorado
        Women Artists of the West (WOAW)
       2020 Honorable Mention, The Rice Gallery of Fine Art, Overland [...]

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