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Artist Kathryn Grider


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The Artist Says:



"I am devoted to painting nature both in and out of the studio.
Being outdoors watching nature in action; the quiet mornings of
sunrise, lazy afternoons and watching the drama of the sunsets each
evening, trying to catpture what is inside of natures natural frame."
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Biography


 
Kathryn Grider

A little bit about me – Born and raised in New Mexico, in 1989 I moved to Elko, Nevada.  I found the high desert quite pretty when I ventured away from the highway. It is here at the base of the Ruby Mountains that I realized how much I love to paint.
     I look for the beauty in the simple things in our lives that bring us pleasure, especially those that we take for granted on a daily basis. I am devoted to painting from nature and I love to be outside whether it is in the mountains or my garden. The more I go out to paint the landscape from life and face the elements the more I realize how important painting that way is. I do enjoy the comforts of my studio however and when the weather is brutal I spend those hours painting from the thousands of reference photos and sketches I've done. I enjoy those quiet times of painting a nice still life using the things I've collected and grown in my garden as much as being out there in the mountains painting.
 
     My goal as an artist is to paint from life’s experiences – not to reproduce photographic images, but to reflect my personal impressions of the scene before me, giving the painting emotion and a sense of place. I want the viewer to feel like they are there experiencing the scene with me at that moment in time without it looking like a photograph. I look forward to getting up every day to face the new challenges of that days painting adventures.


“I am devoted to painting nature both in and out of the studio. Being outdoors watching nature in action; the quiet mornings of sunrise, lazy afternoons and watching the drama of the sunsets each [...]

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