"I begin with an idea, then it becomes something else." ~ Picasso
Kathy Morawiec has lived all over the United States while her husband served in the military. The two have settled in southern Oregon. She is inspired by the beauty of the mountains right outside her window, yet cherishes memories of the wheat fields of Oklahoma where she spent her childhood and the desserts of Arizona where she was fortunate to have lived on two occasions. “Everywhere I have lived has taught me to appreciate the beauty of my surroundings and local culture.”
Trained in interior design, Kathy Morawiec uses her extensive knowledge of color, texture and mood to create vibrant scenes on canvas. Painting came to her later in life one dark blustery day in April. Feeling desperate for a creative outlet, she shopped the local craft store and bought a tiny beginner acrylic paint set and a 3 stack of canvases on sale. While blending colors together, she fell in love with the fluid, creamy texture of the paint and limitless array of colors. Each of her paintings is an experiment in color, movement, freedom, expression and rhythm.
Every painting begins with a color scheme in mind, no other structure or expectation, just the idea of seeing how colors work together. Kathy has found painting to be both liberating and exasperating. Quickly fluctuating from “Somebody stop me!” to complete joy in just a few strokes of the brush. “That moment when all thoughts stop, the brush takes over and the magic happens is the process that makes this form of creating beauty such a worthwhile endeavor.” If the viewer senses this, then Kathy Morawiec has accomplished her goal of creating and communicating beauty on canvas.
Photo credits to Rocky French at Firefly Images.
Awards Recognitions Exhibits
TOSCA Fall Issue 2017
BoldBrush Painting Competition Outstanding Abstract, "Vineyard" May 2015
Informed Collector July 9, 2015 Issue
Passages, Travels, and Transformations:
2015 Annual Members’ Exhibition
November 20 – December 18, 2015