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Coming from a long tradition of women’s crafts, I was taught needlework and quilting at an early age. These crafts generally work from grids, and use optical blending to create images. While translating some photos I had taken into a pixelated grid for a project, I started to develop the style of acrylic painting I currently practice.
I marvel at how many colors really inhabit our everyday world: the natural landscape, in particular. I like to explore color within color, reflected light and hues, and how our eye blends various colors to make one. Shadow and light are also very compelling. My paintings reflect the beauty I see in the natural world. Getting up close to things opens up another landscape, which we often do not take the time to really see. I am inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, Chuck Close and Gustav Klimt.
I am a native Texan working in Austin, with a focus on botanical and landscape artwork.
I am currently taking very limited commission work, but if you are interested in purchasing one of my available paintings, please contact me at kjdaworks (at) gmail (dot) com.