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The Art of Kathy Crabbe

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 2:08 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
The Art of Kathy Crabbe

Born 1965 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Kathy Crabbe lives and works in Southern California. Kathy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Queen’s University and a Graphic Design Diploma from St. Lawrence College. She has been working as a professional artist since 1992.

Kathy took an interest in art while very young in a family that encouraged the exploration of every medium. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Queen’s University in 1988 and a Graphic Design Diploma from St. Lawrence College in 1992. Of particular importance to her vision as an artist was her study of the female form and women’s studies.

In 1993 Kathy moved to Laguna Beach, California where she painted the LuLu in Laguna Series, paintings on silk which she exhibited at the Sawdust Art Festival for seven years. She brought to her art a playful sense of humour and an expressive use of colour, which has remained at the core of her work throughout her career.

After moving inland in 2000 Kathy started to paint exclusively with her non dominant left hand and created the Lefty Series, a collection of humorously titled cartoon characters. She also Cancer Moon Goddesswrote poetry and created a series of zines and chapbooks based upon the Lefties which were exhibited at museums and libraries around the world.

In 2008 Kathy started a series of acrylic, abstract paintings, a Journey into Intimacy. She studied printmaking at Palomar College, bought an etching press and is making monoprints and etchings for the BodyPrint Healing Series. Kathy also became a Creative Soul Guide and teacher of the popular eClass, Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul at the Wise Woman University. The intuitive process has informed Kathy’s work and life from the beginning.

Kathy’s works are featured in numerous private and public collections including the San Diego Women’s History Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art and Art for the Soul. Her work has been featured in private and public collections including the UCLA Arts Library and the Carnegie Library. She has worked as an educator and mentor for Laguna Outreach Community Artists, the Sawdust Art Festival, HGTV, Wise Woman University and Michelle Shocked’s International Women’s Day Show in Hollywood.

Capricorn Goddess“Crabbe’s mixed media paintings and prints are a journey into the forgotten parts of the self – those places, both emotional and physical, that are rejected, neglected, or under-valued in our corporatized and sanitized culture. These neglected places exude a dark kind of beauty and complexity as they form themselves in her work. This work is a foray into sweetness, light and danger all at once. It is deep intimacy – a deliberate mirror and an intent of reclamation.” Tangerine Bolen, Executive Director, Revolution Truth.

Visit Kathy online at http://KathyCrabbe.com








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Visit Kathy online at http://KathyCrabbe.com
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