20.00"W x 16.00"H x 0.8"D

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Kathy Vargas


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: dusk, sunset, landscape, nature, orange, abstract, surrealism, realism

Media: acrylics, premium on canvas, stretched

Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2018

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I created this piece to show a lone, bare limb tree poses its stark beauty while vivid orange streaks across the muted gray sky at dusk. Heavily applied paint in the foreground to indicate thick bush.My inspiration is the dusky sky and silhouette of the tree. The reason I titled this piece "Waiting" is because the lone tree anticipates the coming of the seasons; be it the spring when tiny leaves form, summer in lush green glory, the fall in which the leaves turn golden colors and drop and now winter where the limbs are bare. Painted in premium acrylic paints, layered on a stretched, wrap around canvas with staple free sides. Painted around the edges for a finished look. Protected with 2 coats of Liquitex satin varnish.

Curator's Note: Interestingly, the two main elements are inherently different in this piece. The saturated orange streaks seem like they're sweeping across the sky, the the barren tree plants firmly into the ground.

I acquired a fascination with art at an early age. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, as a child, I received numerous awards and merits including a scholarship to attend art classes at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. My work was displayed at The World’s Fair in Flushing, New York and was shipped to Japan for a special exhibition at an elementary school. I hold a degree in Fine Art and Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. After graduating from FIT, I moved to beautiful Southern California to work as a freelance illustrator for well-known magazine companies such as SEA Magazine and ROAD & TRACK. Later on, I accepted the position as Assistant Art Director for BIARRITZ Magazine which featured my unique illustrations. Based in Anaheim, California, I currently enjoy being a full time artist creating commissions for clients in a variety of media. I work in charcoal, pastel, pen and ink as well as acrylic and oil paint.

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