Location: United States
Katy Bishop’s early art education at Chicago's Art Institute on a high school scholarship began her pathway to use the arts to enhance other's lives and her own. At the Art Institute, she worked in oil, pastels, watercolor and charcoal.
After college graduation, she became part of creative teams, producing film for many years. She produced some independent feature films, directed a TV series, and produced hundreds of national TV commercials. She found these years to be quite rewarding creatively and received some major TV commercial awards.
Katy also explored other creative outlets – directing theater, acting, ceramics, jewelry design, photography, and script writing. She won the Houston Festival award for a children’s feature film script. But none totally satisfied her creative needs.
She had been working with acrylics and ventured into encaustics, when a friend introduced her to alcohol inks. Katy found her expressive medium.
In 2021, Katy finally began showing her artworks publicly. Since then, The Los Angeles Art Association, the California Art League and International Association of Art – USA have included her as a member. In the past year, her work has been honored with 11 juried on-line gallery exhibitions. She also has had 3 in-person gallery exhibitions in Southern California, all in her first 2 public years.
Her artworks are in private collections from New York to California. Recently one collector commissioned 30 artworks to enhance the public areas of two of his apartment buildings,
I create my artwork to communicate feelings and ideas that cannot easily be expressed well in words. Dreams, emotions, and memories are often considered abstract and lacking in comprehension. Abstract painting gives me the opportunity to create an emotional and physical artwork that someone else can repeatedly enjoy
As I explore the use of light and shade through color and movement, I recognize that the control we all want to exert in our lives is often paired with uncontrollable growth and change.
Alcohol inks can be deep or transparent, they can be controlled and totally uncontrolled. Perhaps an apt description of my artwork...deep and transparent, controlled and uncontrolled.
This is a reverse painting on glass. When I was painting this, I felt that "ET, go home", was in the air. The gold does not photograph well on the glass, but it is there.
Which alluring choice do you make? Framed Reverse painting on plexiglass
Lean back and let the fireworks explosions create beauty overhead. This is a reverse painting on plexiglass, framed and ready to hang.
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Growing, expanding, delivering.
I've never seen the Northern Lights, but this is what I feel they will make me feel.
NORTHERN LIGHTS has been selected by the Los Angeles Art Association for their juried exhibition, GLEAMING APOLLO, an all-media celebration of the community's local emerging artists. It also was chosen for the Las Lagunas exhibition BEST OF THE BEST and California Art League REFLECTIONS. both in June 2022. It also has been selected by LIGHT, SPACE & TIME GALLERY Jury OPEN EXHIBITION.
Some boundaries are dictated. Some boundaries are chosen. What are your boundaries?
Sometimes it feels like your ideas and art expressions are blocked. It is such a joyous feeling when you are breaking thru.
BREAKING THRU has been selected for the Los Angeles Art Association exhibit, Factory Fresh. This artwork is in a 11 x 14 black frame.
It feels so good to wake up.
A crack happens in your relationship, and you see light and change…all good.
The fog softens the edges and blurs the view. Living with fog in your head does the same. Framed reverse painting on plexiglass.
The earth reveals what's underground.
Unity of mind, unity of friendship, unity of all of us.
Mandeville Canyon in Los Angeles gives views to inspire and room to grow your spirit.
Jewel tones are the colors for winter. Deep rich ruby, sapphire and emerald tones blanket the season’s snowflakes.