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Artist Katrina Thorstensen


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When I paint, something catches my eye, inviting me to explore it further. The places I am drawn to resonate for me in some way - there may be a stillness, a depth, and an awareness of what is present beyond what I can see that I want to share.
 
In my work as a nurse-midwife, I have been with women and families in some of the most physically and emotionally intense, joyful, and sometimes sorrowful times of life. These experiences have given me an understanding of deep emotions and a sensitivity that I hope to bring to my work as an artist. I want my paintings to reflect and convey the deeply felt experiences we have, the moments of life in which we are fully present and aware of what is around us and in ourselves.
 
Awards
Award of Merit, Copley Society of Art Holiday Small Works Show, 2019.
Uart Sanded Paper Award, Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastels National Juried Exhibition, 2019.
Pastel Painters of Maine Award, Pastel Society of New Hampshire National Juried Show "It's Pastel!", 2018.
Cape Cod Painters Award, Vermont Pastel Society Juried Show, 2018.
International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Master's Circle Award, 12/2017.
Pastel Society of America Award, Pastel Society of New Hampshire National Juried Show "It's Pastel!", 2016.
Outstanding Pastel, Fine Art Studio Online BoldBrush Competition, June 2016.
Honorable Mention, Sixteenth Annual Pastel 100 Competition. Pastel Journal, 2015.
 Connecticut Pastel Society Award, Pastel Society of New Hampshire National Juried Show "It's Pastel!", 2014.
Maryland Pastel Society Award, Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastels National Juried Exhibition, 2014.
Third Place Award, Vermont Pastel Society Juried Show, 2014. 
Connecticut Pastel Society Award, Pastel Society of New Hampshire National Juried Show "It's Pastel!", 2013.
Honorable Mention (2 paintings), Fourteenth Annual Pastel 100 Competition, Pastel Journal, 2013.  
Pastel Painters of  Cape Cod Award, [...]

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