For me, Art has been a lifelong journey of creativity – from using a sewing machine to expanding my wardrobe, to remodeling our century old home while raising our children and practicing nursing and, finally – watercolor painting, an activity to counteract my empty nest syndrome. When I realized this medium could capture the essence of a mood or memory or describe a pleasure, I fell in love with watercolor!
Over the years I have enjoyed my ventures into all kinds of subject matter, locations and opportunities to paint and exhibit. I have experienced wonderful people at art fairs and events in our 4 state area. I think there is power in the art we fashion, and this energy can be shared with others. I do like to create drama and boldness in my paintings by playing with light and shadows and shades of color in between. I can get lost for hours in the creative process enjoying the serendipity of mixing paint on paper, rapid spreading of color, use of layering and texture. With a little help from a photo, I can remember why I liked a certain scene, be it peaceful or active, and in memory I am there.
Always wanting to learn more about watercolor, I love to take workshops to get a new perspective about the process. I am currently exploring a path of light theme with mostly representational art. I also enjoy experimenting with acrylics, watercolor and gouache (watermedia) to capture the advantages of each medium. I am so fortunate and grateful for my artistic gifts which help me feel connected to my divine roots along with all of nature.
Other Websites: http://www.mnartists.org/Kathy_Braud -- Contact info: 320 632 5653 h 320 360 4175 c
Braud is a signature member of the Red River Watercolor Society, member of many art organizations and has held board positions. She teaches classes, participates in art shows and events in the state. Braud has been a successful recipient of many Five Wings Arts Council Individual Artist Grants for educational classes. 'This project was made possible by a grant provided by the Five Wings Arts Council with funds from the McKnight Foundation.' She is in the Minnesota State Fair Juried Fine Art Competitions frequently.
Kathy values professional development from attending workshops from nationally known artists.
Her original artwork is for sale. Please inquire of artist - Variety of size, price, cost. From this FAA site, limited cards, prints & giclees can be made and sold from original art provided in digital form. Guarantees are in place for your satisfaction at FAA.
Kathy Braud watercolors are copyrighted and all rights are retained by the artist. Great River Arts Association and other businesses in Little Falls, MN carry an assortment of Kathy's artwork - besides viewing at her home studio in Little Falls, MN.
Here at FAA, you can buy museum-quality art prints, framed art prints, cards, and canvas reproductions of Kathy’s original paintings. Each print is custom made to your specifications and shipped within 48 hours by Fine Art America. Worldwide shipping is available. All purchases come with a 30-day return policy (100% refund and free return shipping).