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22.00"W x 30.00"H x 0.1"D

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Katie Lucas

MCKINNEY, TX

Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: smiles, expressionism, portrait art, acrylics, charcoal

Media: charcoal on paper

Size: 22"W x 30"H x 0.1"D

Year Created: 2009

I wanted to focus on the emotion of this particular girl. Her smile resonated throughout the entire room when I captured this photo. I started with a thin layer of acrylic paint for my background. The bright yellow I added at the bottom reflects the happiness in her face. Then I drew the portrait with charcoal and soft pastels in a very expressive style, also intended to reflect this euphoric feeling I admired.

I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I started getting a lot more serious around high school entering a few of my works into contests and little exhibitions. I was even lucky enough to have one of my pieces displayed in a gallery downtown and my picture taken for the city newspaper. I also had my first piece sold during that time and ever since then, I have considered myself a ‘working artist’. I am a Drawing and Painting major at the University of North Texas. Thanks to one of the exhibitions I took part in, I was offered to display one of my works in a lounge in Arlington for consignment. Currently I am a stay at home mom so my work towards an art degree has been paused. I have sold many works since high school and occasionally get commission requests. I have been told my work tends to revolve around more of a darker theme. I have a very expressive linear style which give a lot of energy towards my subject matter. Most of my portfolio consists of close-up portraits and animals from which I render through photographs. I also am drawn to bold colors and high contrast. I have so much more to learn and experiment with in terms of subject matter and mediums. With that being said, I do not have a specific art style yet and am willing to take on any challenge. I want everyone to find their own enjoyment out of my work just as much as I have by making it.

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