ARTIST: Katelyn Isom

The goal for my work is to reveal an expressive and all encompassing image using vivid marks of paint and distortion of color. My central interest in the work is the portrait and my perpetual need to expose the raw emotion of the various faces I paint with vivid hues and expressive brushstrokes. I hope to create art that generates an instant emotional response from the viewer while also conveying my emotional state of mind. I hope to offer the viewer a familiar and enticing image that they can experience.

For me, the process of making art is very intuitive. I start with a basic idea, and as the process unfolds, I react to the marks and interesting moments in the work and make decisions that completely transform my original ideas on what I would create. The end product always surprises me.