When you meet someone, how much of the interaction is just "being polite" and how much of what you're expressing is actually how you feel?

My paintings are multifaceted; each layer having it's effect on the final creation. Sometimes the stroke of the brush is very intentional. And other times the intention is less evident, but the outcome makes a profound statement. Ultimately, I want the viewer to experience what they will from my work, without any prodding from me.

I've always been fascinated by the way people can have two conflicting aspects of their personality at once. I apply this force of nature, duality, into my paintings by joining media that doesn't necessarily get along, like oil pastel sticks and acrylic paint. It's a common practice to layer oils over acrylic, but I like to layer acrylic over the pastel, which then repels the plastic medium. 

Box of Bitty Books

 Kat's latest series, Bitty Box of Books.  This is an interactive collectable! 

Kat's latest series, Bitty Box of Books.  This is an interactive collectable! 

Kat is creating miniature hand painted boxes filled with six crafted journals.  One of the six journals is uniquely decorated with Kat Payge poetry and art.  We invite you to create within the pages of the other five journals, once they're yours!  Whether they are used for grocery lists, reminder cards, sketchbooks, or scratch pads, these tiny books are handy and artful.  Stop by Kat Payge Art for more information and to get a grip on the bitty books!  

May 18th Poetry Event

First Friday, April 6th