“I have always been in love with highly patterned compositions. (Matisse, Klee, Klimt and others) When I discovered YUPO paper, a whole world of possibility opened for using complex pattern in my watercolor work. When I attempted to bring that kind of pattern to my acrylic and oil paintings, though I liked my results, that fascinating complexity seemed a bit out of reach.”
“An artist friend showed me some beautiful mono prints she was making with gel plates, using acrylic paint and paper. I immediately saw the possibility of using this process to add pattern to my acrylic paintings. These patterned papers are sometimes used as collage elements in my compositions. More often, it is used almost like applique. I always appreciate learning new things and it is very gratifying to have a new tool in my arsenal.”
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Kathy Daywalt is a prolific working artist with 40 years of successful experience in a variety of mediums. Her works have been included in numerous juried exhibitions and one-person shows. These works are in private collections from New York to California.
In 2011 Daywalt began to revisit her original art interest – watercolor. She has been studying the effects of the medium on Yupo, polypropylene plastic, originally used for permanent outdoor signs. Her interest in figures and beautifully patterned compositions is evident in these new works. More importantly, her long experience with linocut printmaking has carried over to this new endeavor as she employs artist-made linocut stamps as well as found objects to create her richly textured, patterned paintings.
In 2014, Kathy worked with the Linda Jones Enterprises in celebration of the 75th Anniversary Edition of the digitally re-mastered and 3-D version of Warner Brothers “The Wizard of Oz”. A selection of her paintings were featured at the premier of the film at TCL Chinese Theater (formerly Grauman’s Chinese) and were sent to the three Chuck Jones Galleries as part of the celebration.
Kathy began following her calling as a child. Working full time while being a wife and mother, she continued to make time for art. Daywalt graduated Suma Cum Laude from Anne Arundel Community College with an AA Degree in Fine Art in 1995 and has continued in serious study with a variety of successful, professional artists. She is a Signature Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, and a member of Maryland Federation of Art as well as Baltimore Creative Alliance. She is represented at Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD; Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD; Artist at Work, Stevensville, MD; Biblion, Lewes DE; Bishop’s Stock Fine Art, Snow Hill, MD; Gallery C, Raleigh, NC; and Chuck Jones Galleries of Santa Fe, NM, and Costa Mesa and San Diego, CA. Her works are listed with Artspan.com, a search sight for art collectors.