Kaitlin's art is fun, whimsical and we wanted to learn more about what inspires her. You can check out her art in person until March 1st! We have originals, prints and pins available for sale, cash or check only please.
Q: Describe the first time that you knew creating art was something you had to do?
A: I think it had to of been in high school. At a certain point I was coming home and working on my own projects all the time and taking friends with me out on "photo excursions." I would also spend any free moment at school in the photo lab because I loved developing my own.
Q: What inspires you at the moment?
A: Right now, I'm working a piece of my sweet, old pup Junebug who passed away a few days after the new year. She was always by my side in the studio, all day, everyday, and I haven't done a piece of her just for myself.
Q: What's your favorite medium to work in and why?
A: For the past year or so, I've been using a lot of gouache on paper. I'm slowly realizing the ways that I can use it like I would with acrylic on canvas, so I'm making bigger and bigger pieces. It's super exciting (to me).
Q: When did you first consider yourself an artist?
A: It's a developing thing for me. I suppose it's been more and more solidified as I've realized more and more that I absolutely would not rather be doing anything else. I'm open to new mediums and ways of getting "out there", but the basic need to make stuff hasn't changed.
Q: What role does art have in our society and culture?
A: It's incredibly important and what's cool is, everybody has their own way of contributing. Whether you are making protest posters for social change, or making children's books, or even just simply making beautiful things for people to look at...it' all contributing in positive ways.
Q: What's the best piece of advice you've received as an artist?
A: Be open and flexible to change and new opportunities. Also, know that every single thing to approach isn't going to work out exactly how you planned.....and THAT'S OKAY