KATRINA ATKINSON

    ʻObsessionʼ

    I am a Mixed Media Artist my current art practice has developed from my fascination and repulsion of the ʻCelebrity Cultureʼ. I began exploring Amy Winehouse as a subject and as if under a spell I became ʻObsessedʼ;

    My art work are large dynamic Acrylic paintings and collages on canvas. 

    ʻPop Art /Pop Cultureʼ

    My collages are made from newspapers and magazines recycled rubbish, layers of images and words that reflect the complexity and multi faceted personality of Amy Winehouse and society today. I work very intuitively, yet considered, often enjoying the accident that occurs within my work.

    As a woman and an artist I can identify with Amy Winehouse on many levels her outlet was her singing and her song writing; unfortunately drugs and drink were her downfall. My outlet is my Art and fortunately for me it is my Therapy.

    Other subjects I have studied include the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, of which I have a body of multi media works including painting, collage, textiles and stitch encompassed in functional and non functional furniture, Also I have a series of acrylic paintings based on the Moulin Rouge, inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s film and influences from Toulouse Lautrec.

    My studio is I currently in Cheddar, Somerset, where I live with my ten year old daughter. 

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