Kathy Johnson Art
Kathy has a passion for all things paper and works in the mediums of collage, mixed media and eco-printing. Seeing the beauty in the discarded, she collects various papers and items from her daily life for use in her art work.
She grew up in Danbury, CT and lived in Southern California for many years before moving back to Connecticut in 2003 to be closer to family. Her small but bright and cozy home studio in Waterford, CT, which sometimes expands into the nearby linen closet, is shared with her shy and sun loving cat, Belle. She is a master gardener and loves spending time nurturing her indoor and outdoor gardens.
Kathy attended Western Connecticut State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. Her work has been shown nationally as well as in local galleries including the Mystic Museum of Art, The Slater Museum’s Converse Gallery, New London's Hygienic Gallery, The Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, Spectrum Art Gallery and the Red House Cultural Arts Center.
Working as a collage and eco-print artist is a natural extension of being a lifelong collector of many objects both natural and manmade. The working materials gathered from my everyday life include tea bags, leaf skeletons, candy wrappers, junk mail, leaves, flowers, rusty metal and a variety of gifted items I receive from friends. With the past lives of these treasures and where they came from in mind I explore ways of bringing them new life and meaning.