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GODS:  The Male Form

As an artist, I would describe myself with two words: perceptive and daring.  I like to observe people, especially dancers, and the way they move.  I like to see the shapes they create with their bodies and how light and shadow play together.  I try to capture the exact moment in time when light and shadow make the perfect shape on and around my subjects.  I defy the colors of nature and instead choose those in which I feel provoke the true feelings of my subjects at the time when I am painting them.

I have always loved to dance and have been a professional dancer for the last 5 years.  I was always fascinated with the female form and how we use our bodies as shells to hide our true selves. With this show I will be dealing with the male form and how their bodies change when viewed from the corner of my eye. My color palate is based on what I think are male colors and the textures are those in which I find reflect male movement. My use of glitter is to reflect the light I find when glimpsing into the human soul.  Acrylics are the medium I have had a fondness for since I first began painting in my youth and was a medium I wanted to go back to and to re-master.  To me, the most ideal male form is that of a Roman or Greek god.  When it is well taken care of, it becomes a beautiful piece of work.  I find I must capture it, to savour it and to let it become free.

I live locally in Philadelphia and have worked as an artist and entertainer for the last 6 years.  I grew up in the middle of nowhere in northern Pennsylvania and moved to Philadelphia  in 1999 to finish my degree. I received my AFA in Fine Art at Keystone College and then my BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of the Arts. After graduating in 2001, I worked for a week and decided fate needed me in London, England.  While there I surrounded myself with fashion, music, and celebrities.  Living in London was rough.  However, I learned to live like a true “starving artist”.  Not only was I living on minimum wage, I had to survive without being an artist who creates her passion.  After I returned to the US I had to “starve” artistically for 3 more years.  As a result it felt amazing to be able to hold a brush again.  All I needed was a place to create.  I became part of an art collective called Chemical Cove where I had the opportunity to make a mess and as they say, be free again. Be myself again.

You can see more of my work and info at

COME OUT AND MEET KATI and see her work at the boutique on Friday, February 25th from 7 – 9pm!


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