Featured Artist Kathy Moore Wilson

Enjoy these captivating and expressive animal portraits by artist Kathy Moore Wilson. See more of her work by visiting her website.

 

"Thelma and Louise" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 13" x 8" by artist Kathy Wilson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Thelma and Louise” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 13″ x 8″

 

I’m both a painter and an animator. But mostly, I think of myself as a storyteller. Even when my paintings don’t move, they are still telling a story.

 

"Albus" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 18" x 11" by artist Kathy Wilson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Albus” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 18″ x 11″

 

My current focus is on painting animals, both pets and wildlife. Whether I paint animals or children, I always imagine a story. I sometimes like to imagine what they are thinking, or what they are about to do, or what they just did.

 

"Dharma" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22" x 13.5" by artist Kathy Wilson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Dharma” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22″ x 13.5″

 

I try to invent stories in my head about them. This is one of the reasons that I always give my animals names, if they don’t already have one.

 

"Augustine" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 18" x 10.5" by artist Kathy Wilson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Augustine” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 18″ x 10.5″

 

For example, I painted a portrait of a friend’s beautiful cat that had recently passed away. My friend missed her terribly. The cat’s name was Augustine, and she was beautiful and regal and strong. I imagined her looking out at her human family members, saying, “Don’t be sad. I am okay. And I will see you again. Thank you for being such a wonderful family. Now, go out and play!”

 

"Bodhi" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 16" x 11" by artist Kathy Wilson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Bodhi” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 16″ x 11″

 

I also painted a picture of an adorable lemon drop beagle puppy, who had been adopted by two good friends. He was curled up asleep, cuddling with a beloved toy. I could such imagine him saying, “Sigh… I am so lucky. I have a wonderful family, and a wonderful big sister border collie. It’s good to feel safe and happy. Yawn… good night.”

 

"Accalia" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 13" x 8.5" by artist Kathy Wilson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Accalia” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 13″ x 8.5″

 

Although I love to sketch and draw from life, I generally work with reference photos. When I look for photos to paint, I also look for a story.

 

"Harker" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 17.5" x 10.5" by artist Kathy Wilson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Harker” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 17.5″ x 10.5″

 

If the subject in the photo is not talking to me, then it probably won’t make a good painting, at least not yet. I set it aside and move on to another.

 

"Lucy and Adam" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 10" x 12" by artist Kathy Wilson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Lucy and Adam” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 10″ x 12″

 

My paintings are primarily mixed media in a somewhat impressionistic style. Although my favorite subjects are animals or children, I sometimes delve into forest imagery, or put the animals or children in a forest setting.

 

"Cinta" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 16" x 10" by artist Kathy Wilson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Cinta” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 16″ x 10″

 

I love portraiture, especially when I can focus on the subjects’ eyes, and I sometimes add a little fantasy influence. I have also been very honored to be commissioned to create paintings of beloved pets or children, and I always enjoy doing so.

 

"Theodore" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 28" x 18" by artist Kathy Wilson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Theodore” Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 28″ x 18″

 

I combine traditional paintings with digital watercolor and sometimes mix in pen and ink or colored pencil. Combining traditional tools with digital tools gives me the freedom to create the paintings I envision.

 

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Comments

  1. Beautifully detailed work. Kathy is a truly talented artist who captures her love for pets, wildlife, friends and family in her fine work.

  2. Oh wow, these are just gorgeous – so brilliant and very striking! I am a sucker for anything with animals but these really caught my eye. Love the technique and I am going to visit your website right now to see some more of your work.

  3. Thank you so much, Lisa!

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