Katherine Pippin Pauley - Multiple Media
I believe that everyone who enjoys beauty is an artist. We may have to search to find our medium—it might be a canvas, a song, an algebraic equation, a garden, a poem or prose, a gourmet meal—whatever we decide to create. Over the years I have tried many mediums and have found a niche in mixed media. I am happiest when playing with a variety of artistic materials.
My formal art education is limited to workshops and online classes since I made the decision to become an artist following a 33-year career in education. I was a history and English major in college. So my art often tells a story and has several levels of meaning.
I joined the Prairie Art Alliance in 1997 before I retired from teaching because I knew that this was what I wanted to do during my retirement years. At that time, I was creating small sculpted figures which I called “Character Creations.” This was one of my small art and craft businesses that I worked on during the weekends and summers. Art became my therapy and still keeps me grounded. I retired in 2004 and started trying more types of art starting with collage.
I have had some success with my artistic endeavors winning Best in Show for My Backyard Sculpture show at the PAA and at the Chatham Library Show in 2014 and 2015. I have been published in Incite3: The Art of Storytelling (The Best of Mixed Media),2015, Incite 4: Relax, Restore, Renew (The Best of Mixed Media,2016, and Acrylicworks 6 The Best of Acrylic Painting –Creative Energy,2019.
I think that art is vital to our health and well-being, both in the creating process and in the enjoyment of others’ creations.
SAA Collective Gallery
420 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Located in the H.D. Smith Gallery
In the Hoogland Center for the Arts
Tuesday - Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday - Saturday NOON - 7 PM
SAA Main Campus
School of Art (Studios),
Michael Victor II Art Library,
M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, and Edwards Place
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM