Profile - Kathy Best
Artist website: http://kathy-best.com/
1. What part of the process of creating art do you like best?
I like the thought process, the mixing of colours and seeing a combination of colours together. I like to create acrylic and mixed media abstracts, semi abstracts, cubism and contemporary pieces based on observation of the world around me. I particularly like colour, texture, movement and geometry.
2. What is your working environment like?
I like to work in a clean environment, tidying up as I work. Sharing a studio with others is always fun and constructive.
3. What kind of (formal & informal) art training have you had?
I have been a member of the Box Hill Art Group since 2008 and have received tuition from numerous tutors during this time.
4. Name some important influences and inspirations in your art career.
I enjoy visiting the galleries and the exhibition that has inspired me most was the Cubism and Australian Art exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art in 2009.
5. List recent exhibitions of your work?
March 2017 – 6 March – 1 June – Decoy Cafe, 303 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
March 2017 – National Exhibition of A4 sized Artworks, Herring Island.
March 2017 – Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Royal Exhibition Building
December 2016 – Art at Burnley
November 2016 – Box Hill Rotary Club
November 2016 – Box Hill Art Group
November 2016 – Robert McCubbins Primary School
September 2016 – Louise Multicultural Centre
September 2016 – Box Hill Community Art Centre
September 2016 – Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition
August 2016 – Decoy Cafe
July 2016 – Box Hill Art Group
6. Describe some highlight/turning points of your art career?
1st highlight - I have fond memories of the judges paragraph about my piece when I received my first award at Box Hill Art Group in 2011.
2nd highlight - Small Group exhibition that a group of artists I met on social media put together in 2014.
3rd highlight - Sale of two artworks to an anonymous overseas collector in 2016.