What a difference a picture makes…

Hello world!!

The world of Art is one of great significance…

When everything we know is gone, when civilisations end and centuries have passed, the one main thing that remains and is passed on is Art.

From Ancient tribal drawings and the Egyptian pyramids to the 90’s movement of Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst,they all informed history and reflect the culture of society at the time.

It can be found in the grandest of galleries or the in the most mundane everyday life; Art is what we see in the world and what the artist says it is. Sometimes bringing to light a beauty that may have normally passed us by.

On a more personal level, Art has a dramatic impact on my world and in my life. We all strive for a sense of meaning and importance in our lives, it’s in drawing I feel this purpose coming through. To project an image on to paper from the imagination holds something liberating and exciting.

My work is obviously influenced by my experiences and surroundings however it always reflects surreal situations and imagery. The only constant and familiarity usually is a small girl watching these worlds come to life. Perhaps a metaphor showing how I see the world and how it is manipulated through my eyes and thus my drawings.

Though some will argue Art is losing its place in a struggling economy I feel it will always be something that will maintain and bring value to us. Because sometimes we all need to escape to somewhere else…

Aliceinwonderland

Katie O x

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2012; A fantastic year for my Art :)

Hello World 🙂

It’s hard to believe looking back over 2012 how well my art has been received,in over the space of a year my website has had over 4,000 views from 62 different countries. I’ve took part in a number of exhibitions and art fairs and now I have a brilliant art agent on board to help me promote my work.

katie o at the festive market 2012

The year began with the organising of my permanent exhibition at A Most Marvellous Place to Shop in Northampton 🙂 it’s still on display now so pop along!

Further along in the year saw the success of my Minor Malfunction exhibition in May; The story of a young girls encounters with a world filled with robots. Each piece depicted a part of her story…

Girl with robot

From the concept work from this exhibition I then put together my first e-book, how to draw robots by Katie O with the help of Dr Aaron Mullins; Author and Artist who edited the book 🙂

Read or download it now by clicking here 🙂

ebook cover

I never would have thought a year ago I would have my own website, you tube T.V channel, a published book and so many other great things happening.

For my fellow artists out there you know how special it is to see the time spent on your work start to be recognised and how much it means to you.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me and my work, wishing you all the best for 2013

Katie O 🙂 x