~~ Kathy Braud is a self-directed educated artist who has taken a variety of workshops from national and regional artists in the last 20 years to become proficient in watercolor and watermedia. She has been able to incorporate the new information into her own viewpoint of creating art.
Braud likes the large watercolor societies in the state of Minnesota which also give artists the group experience of learning from each other and co-operative endeavors.
She is a Signature Member of the Red River Watercolor Society, a member of many art organizations and past board member of organizations. She participates in many art shows, exhibitions and public displays throughout the state each year.
Kathy feels her greatest artistic accomplishments might be the wedding & shower gifts and some very special family portraiture she has been able to design. Kathy was a nurse for many years and now retired, feels very blessed to be able to use her people skills and artistic talents in this new direction.
Braud’s original artwork is available for sale. She showcases original art on her artist websites, home studio and pop-up galleries. You may contact artist if interested.
The website FineArtAmerica.com also allows for cards, prints and giclees on paper, canvas, acrylic & metal to be printed at reasonable rates. Braud has retained the copyrights to all her original artworks. Guarantees of satisfaction are in place for FAA consumers.
~~Kathy Braud - Artist Statement
For me, Art has been a lifelong journey of creativity – from using a sewing machine to expanding my wardrobe, to remodeling our century old home while raising our children and practicing nursing and, finally – watercolor painting, an activity to counteract my empty nest syndrome. When I realized this medium could capture the essence of a mood or memory or describe a pleasure, I fell in love with watercolor!
Over the years I have enjoyed my ventures into all kinds of subject matter, locations and opportunities to paint and exhibit. I have experienced wonderful people at art fairs and events in our 4 state area. I think there is power in the art we fashion, and this energy can be shared with others. I do like to create drama and boldness in my paintings by playing with light, shadows and shades of color in between. I can get lost for hours in the creative process enjoying the serendipity of mixing paint on paper, rapid spreading of color, use of layering and texture. With a little help from a photo, I can remember why I liked a certain scene, be it peaceful or active, and in memory I am there. Always wanting to learn more about watercolor, I love to take workshops to get a new perspective about the process.
I am currently exploring a path of light theme with mostly representational art. I also enjoy experimenting with acrylics, watercolor and gouache (watermedia) to capture the advantages of each medium. I am so fortunate and grateful for my artistic gifts which help me feel connected to my divine roots along with all of nature.