Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kate



Meet Kate Merritt Davis. She might look familiar because I featured her here as one of my 100 Strangers a while back.   I met her at Art Walk last fall and she and I have kept in touch.  Today, I visited Kate at her home/studio and not only had a nice cup of tea with her but got to snoop around and have a look at her work in progress.  I asked Kate how long she'd been painting and she laughed and said she'd been making art forever.  What a talented young artist she is.  How fortunate I am that this "stranger" has become a new friend!!  I'm saving my pennies.  There's an original Kate Merritt Davis in my future I hope!

*Kate's work is available on Etsy right here.

Our special thoughts and prayers are with our friend Steve Buser on he loss of his brother Ted this past week.

20 comments:

Olivier said...

magnifique portrait, avec une tonalité pastel, j'aime beaucoup.

Laurie said...

Oh V, another perfect portrait. You always make me feel like I'm looking at the REAL person, not just a pose. Lovely. And the second shot is wonderful, too.

Babooshka said...

Saving pennies and having cups of tea. Am I in the UK Birmingham? Forever making art. I think that really does sum up how I consider what I do. Just always taken photographs just progressed to "for a living." Lovely natural capture and colour right in this instance.

Judy Williams said...

I adore those paintings!! Are they for sale??? The abstractness in combination with that RED really is my cup o' tea. :~)

Howdy from Texas.

Virginia said...

Kim's work is available on Etsy. Her website has a link but maybe I should it up as well. Judy, yes you need one!

Halcyon said...

J'aime bien ses lunettes au moins ! J'espère que tu nous montreras ton œuvre quand tu l'achètes.

Bob Crowe said...

Very nice portrait. You used the window light to good effect. It's interesting composition, since the window is sort of behind her.

Off for the airport in a sec. No photo shoot with the kid tonight - it's just dinner, a night at an O'Hare hotel and then on again tomorrow morning.

raf said...

It is a delight to find your wonderful blog, Virginia! I'm already hooked in just a brief visit and look forward to exploring more of your site, including your 100 strangers.
Very nice portrait today. I too like this young artist's work and style.
Thanks for your comment today and I'm glad it brought good memories.

Yes, our thoughts and prayers are with Steve Buser and his family.

alice said...

I like her work very much, a real atmosphere in her paintings. Great encounter!

altadenahiker said...

I'll go look at the paintings, but I was struck by her hair -- what a beautiful color.

Mo said...

A lovely portrait. How wonderful a sttranger has become a friend. Makes life wonderful when this happens.

Ken Mac said...

i like her work. Abstract and earthy, an unusual combination. !

Virginia said...

For the record, those at the top are works in progress.The ones below are finished pieces. I have my eye on a a really large one, and yes Halcyon, I will show you all the one I finally purchase! Go to her Etsy site and shop everyone!

marley said...

I love the hues in the second photo. She is a talented artist.

Tash said...

I see some I'd love to own. Thanks for bringing Kate to us.

Marie-Noyale said...

So not only can you bring your new friend home for a cup of tea..
but you can also bring a little piece of her artwork home with you...
It's nice to have an artist friend!

Bibi said...

I think I would save up for one of her paintings, too. I like what I see.

Anonymous said...

If you that's good you should have seen her mudpies she made as a child. Most creative mudpies ever!

;)

Her Little Sis
(who is also saving pennies for more of Kate's work!)

Virginia said...

Anonymous,
I'll bet her artwork was always on the frig too and yours was.....elsewhere?HAHA

Kate says the two red paintings featured today will be available on ETSY as well!

angela said...

What a lovely face kate has. Thank you for the introduction to Kate and to her work.