Kathryn E. Noska is an oil painter of still life set in mythic landscapes using magical realism, symbolic imagery and philosophic whimsy. Her artistic journey begins at 12 with private oil painting lessons then a focus on art in high school. After receiving an AFA from Montgomery County Community College she studied 17th Century Still Life painting at Chester County Art Association under Bill Ewing. Kathryn has won awards in the local Philadelphia Suburban area as well as nationally and has been accepted in numerous juried exhibitions including the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. Her work is exhibited in galleries, festivals, conventions and cherished in private collections.
Becoming sensitive to oil painting solvents in college caused her to stop painting for a time. She then taught herself how to use acrylics, her media for many years, but had to give them up as well. Developing Multiple Chemical Sensitivity greatly impacted and influenced her artistic journey, choice of media, and at times, forced her to stop and change direction. Through much research and exploration, she now uses solvent-free painting techniques, cold-pressed walnut oil paint and eco-friendly panels. Kathryn has a very strong passion, purpose and persistence to find and use safe art materials enabling her to create beautiful paintings full of symbolic meaning. Her quest has taken many twists and turns, but being a painter at heart, she has come full circle, back to her roots. This is a momentous discovery empowering her to continue the journey.
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