COMA member and multi award winning Maleny artist Katie Wells says her art evolves from looking within and from without, from past life experiences, relationships and knowledge, all sifted and brought to the fore in her individual artworks.
There are many decisions and challenges for her along the way and a sense of deep knowing, emotional feelings and intuition come into play when one is engrossed and focused in the creative process.
Katie has recently convened a successful Portrait Workshop with reknowned New Zealand Artist John Badcock of Geraldine for several talented local artists at the Gary Myers Arts Retreat, and last December Katie along with members of the Sunshine Coast Artists Group held an Open Studio Day here on the Blackall Range. The open day was a huge success with each artist ( Jinty Stocking, Susan Bowers & Stephanie McLennan ) having a wonderful response from local and interstate visitors.
Katie is presently working in acrylic medium for a joint exhibition at the Graydon Gallery in Brisbane this coming April and says creation is a personal journey into the unknown and she aspires with passion to share artistic skill with others for their visual pleasure.
A selection of Katie’s paintings can be viewed at Maleny Artworks Gallery in Maple Street during January. Also sharing exhibition space at Artworks during this month are Brian Allison, Wendy Nugent, Gina Davey, Danni Oliver and Noela Mills.