1. Katherine Weber
Katherine Weber AFC
I have been exploring art from an early age but only in the past few years have I been drawn to the watercolor challenge. So much magic can happen with this medium. Expanding my repertoire of painting techniques is my current focus. It is a rare day when I do not pick up a paint brush!
My grandfather was a wildlife artist and probably gave me my first art supplies. Instruction began for me at the Art Institute of Chicago but then life took over and although I kept an art hand in through the years it was only after retirement that I began to pick up my brushes again, with the emphasis on COLOUR! Nature is always an inspiration. I am an outside person, avid gardener, walker and nature lover. The luck of living in a wooded area with a couple of ponds supplies limitless subjects. My husband and I own prairie and wetland property in a conservation stewardship program. Removing non-native and invasive species as well as establishing native trees and plants is a continuing goal.
“Nature is my inspiration” has long been true as to my watercolor paintings. Even the surface – Terraskin paper – is an ecologically friendly product as it is made from stone and not paper. My method is to pour a background and then look for a subject which is always nature. Raised in the country, the daughter of a veterinarian and granddaughter of a wildlife artist, their loves were early and continuing influences.