Native Houstonian, Katherine Price is painting the town with her incredible pieces. The word is spreading quickly about Katherine’s creations and for good reason. We are thrilled to note that Bering’s will be carrying her artwork and to kick-off her launch will be hosting a Meet the Artist Trunk Show with Katherine to share our enthusiasm with our customers.
Please mark your calendar for her show, set for June 18, 11 – 3 at our 6102 Westheimer store location.
Here are more of Katherine’s personal favorites…
It is always intriguing learning about the talent behind the artwork. We love a good story, as it makes the art even more appealing. Katherine agreed to answer a few questions we had about her work and hope you enjoy our Q & A dialogue:
Q: Where do you find inspiration for your art?
A: I find my inspiration in the everyday. All you need to do open your eyes and breathe it in.
Art is my true passion. I love how there are no rules or boundaries in art. Painting allows me to share a bit of my soul with others. Where words fail, colors and strokes convey. I love the freedom of creative exploration!
Q: It is impressive that you are able to find time for your art with serving as the art teacher at The Fay School as well as raising your son Porter. When did you decide to start painting your pieces to sell for everyone to enjoy?
A: Off and on for a few years now. However, in January 2016 I decided to start selling my art as a secondary outlet from my current job. I started selling to local stores and have sold commissioned pieces to numerous homes across the Houston area.
Q: What would you say is your artistic technique when painting pieces?
A: I only use acrylic paint with either gold or silver leaf. I fell in love with my palette knife and only paint with it on all of my pieces. When I am in a zone, I sometimes use my bare hands as well. I find the purity of colors to be more rewarding this way!
Q: How do you go about selecting colors for your paintings?
A: I mainly use calming or soothing colors in my work. The colors are reflective of what I am feeling at the moment. However, my commissioned pieces often start off a bit differently in that the client tells me the colors and then sets me free to do my paintings!
Every piece truly is a labor of love. My personal goal, both commissioned and non-commissioned, is that my art speaks to the person it is meant for! …That is the power of art, and it is definitely difficult letting go of some of my pieces!
Q: With such incredible success early on in selling your pieces, what do you envision the future to look like for Katherine Price Art?
A: In the future, I hope and envision my art being carried in stores not only in Houston, but in other major cities too. I would love for an interior designer to feature my art in a Southern Living, Traditional Home, Veranda or Architectural Digest magazine photo-shoot one day! I am going to continue creating commissioned pieces for customers as well.
Looking forward, it is also meaningful to note that I recently donated a piece of art to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year Gala. I will continue to donate art, because I think it is very important to give back to others!
Q: What effect or emotion do you hope your art conveys/is felt by others?
A: I want my art to express a sense of calmness and relaxation. However, the feelings invoked by art are all personal to the individual.
Q: Having grown up in Houston, do you happen to have any stories/memories of coming into Bering’s as a child, adding to the excitement of now selling your art with us?
A: My family has been shopping at Bering’s for the past 30 years. I can’t remember a Christmas or birthday that didn’t involve a gift from Bering’s. My adorable mother has been with Bering’s for the past 15 years as well. I am thrilled to have a trunk show at Bering’s and beyond blessed for my God given talent to paint and allow others to enjoy my work!
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