Evoking thoughts and emotions through images by Kathleen Greenwood
Kathleen Greenwood views art not only as a form of self-expression but also as a means to provide a message about social issues and to evoke thoughts or emotions through images. Kathleen’s style is eclectic and her approach to transforming a blank canvas can be structured with a specific goal in mind or free flowing with a lot of experimentation. Each design starts off with a base subject that gradually becomes more complex by adding layers, manipulating light and adding elements such as light, color or specific effects to enhance the main area of focus. A chain reaction occurs as each step that is taken leads to a set of sequential steps toward a predetermined vision or a vision that results from experimentation within the creative process. While at present she mainly focus on digital art, she is a multifaceted artist that experiments with other techniques, including watercolor, pen and ink, and graphite.
Kathleen’s inspiration comes from daily practice, nature, workshops and fellow artists. Her most recent endeavor is creating a series of Steampunk images for exhibition and creating fine art cards for a gallery and a local gift and art shop. Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk fashion has no set guidelines but can include styles influenced by the Victorian era. Costumes often incorporate flying/driving goggles, top hats, corsets, bustles, waistcoats and ray guns. Many of her creations also include gears or timepieces. Steampunk is a perfect amalgamation of fantasy and art.
Kathleen work has been widely recognized with several awards and has been published and exhibited internationally. For her, art continues to be a meandering path full of surprises and unpredictable outcomes.