Kathryn Regel has been making art her entire life, but it wasn’t until 2019 that she decided to pursue life as a full time artist.
She has always been intrigued by pencil drawings, and more recently, colored pencils. She uses a multitude of different drawing surfaces, pencils, and additional mediums such as ink and cold wax to add complexity to her drawings. Her work is about light and reflection and is drawn to the simple beauty of architectural details, houses, and streets. Ideas begin with her photos which go through a process of cropping, lighting, color selection and mood changes to then be meticulously rendered with pencil.
Her mixed media work that she calls Art and Ancestry, is inspired by genealogy, maps, and old photographs. Some of the works reflect a narrative that was passed down through generations, while others are purely whimsical. By using the old photos taken by her ancestors she explores the idea of bridging time and collaborating with those ancestors to further the story of the photograph, or to create a new narrative entirely.
A native of Wisconsin, Kathryn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from the University of Texas at Dallas and currently resides in North Carolina.
Do you have vintage photos of your ancestors? Kathryn is happy to create a custom piece of art for you that tells their story. Please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Kathryn Regel has been described as a weaver of stories; her work, a unique combination of art, memories and ancestry."
Mountain Times, Aug 19 2021
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