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 email@example.com
When we originally came across her, our first thought was that her work is simply super cool. Kathryn is a spectacularly talented artist with an uncanny ability to tell a mysterious and exciting story in her work. There is a sense of wonder captured in her pieces that also makes us wonder as well. Who are the people? I wonder what life has happened within those walls? There’s a distinct nod to the past in her work, but a relevance with today maintained in each of her pieces. We can all find a little bit of ourselves within the imagination of her art.
Kathryn received her BA in Art from the University of Texas at Dallas, but like so many of our incredible artist friends, she caught the drawing bug at a very early age. Her fascination with art and ancestry began almost five years ago when she inherited three family photo albums from the early 1900’s. As someone who has a Rubbermaid tub of ancestral photographs gathering dust in my own basement, I was immediately drawn to the way that Kathryn pulled those old photographs out of the albums and into the present with an everlasting imaginative application. Frankly, she gave those old photos new life and stories that will long outlive the very paper they are printed on. There is something both edgy and simultaneously comforting about Kathryn’s work. It leaves us with our imaginations reeling, a sense of delight ignited, and a connection to the past renewed.
- Logan Wolfram, ArtRoomGvl, 2023
"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