About Kathie Collinson

Collinson Fine Art

Working in Colored Pencil, Photography and Encaustic painting

 

I am an artist residing in North Aurora, lL, with a studio in the Starline Factory

in Harvard, IL. I fell in love with the light and the beautiful building.

 

Art for me is a second career as I have a computer science degree and  worked in the field for many years. In 2010, I decided to take some art classes and started with drawing and colored pencil. This lead to doing more photography, in part, for subject matter for my drawing. I love the attention to detail needed for both colored pencil and photography. I find that observing life, usually plants and animals, inspires me to create honest realistic drawings and photographs that capture moments in time. In 2013, I added encaustic painting into my practice. Unlike colored pencil and photography, there is a sense of unknown in encaustic painting as the wax will have a mind of its own, and I find joy in seeing where it will take me. Recently, I have been combining all of these mediums together and creating mixed media pieces.  My pieces range from realistic to abstract to the whimsical.

 

I think of my pieces as capturing and inspiring moments. Some of these moments are sentimental, some joyful and all honestly represent me. Just as an artist can get lost in the creation of their art, my hope is that others can get lost in my art and be inspired. 

Gallery Exhibition List for Kathie Collinson 

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2020

"Christmas in July", Fundraiser, Haiti Scholars, Naperville, IL July 2020

"#FusedAtHome", Virtual Gallery, July 2020

“Going Dutch Festival”, Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL November 2020

 

“4th Annual Global Warming is Real, Online, EAI/Museum, Santa Fe, NM, June 2020

 

“A Healthcare Thank You”, Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin, IL June 2020

 

“May 4th Friday”, Online, The Starline Factory, May 2020

 

“Pushing the Envelope”, Online&Installation, Pulp Gallery, Holyoke, MA, May - Dec 2020

“Year 7”, Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL March 2020

"Starline 4th Friday", The Starline Factory, Harvard, IL February 2020

 

“Starline 4th Friday”, The Starline Factory, Harvard, IL January 2020

“Monochrome Green”, Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL, January 2020

“Sum of the Parts/Fused Chicago”, Oesterle Library, Naperville IL, January 2020

2019

“October 4th Friday”, The Starline Factory, Harvard, IL October 2019

“Fire WORKS/Fused Chicago”, Lakeside Legacy Arts at the Dole, Crystal Lake, IL, October 

 

“2019 DC103 Colored Pencil Show”, Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg, IL, October 2019

 

“Fall Art Scene”, 317 Art Collective, Rockford, IL, September 2019

 

“Fayum 21/Fused Chicago”, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL, September 2019

 

“10th Anniversary Show, Water Street Studios, Batavia IL, September 2019

 

“Alley Art Festival”, Water Street Mall, Aurora, IL, August 2019

 

“Contemporary Ancients/Fused Chicago”, South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, MI

 

“August Artist of the Month”, Greenfields of Geneva, Geneva, IL, August 2019

 

“August 4th Friday”, The Starline Factory, Harvard, IL, August 2019

 

“Member at Large Show”, 317 Art Collective, Rockford, IL, July 2019

 

“July 4th Friday”, The Starline Factory, Harvard, IL, July 2019

 

“June 4th Friday”, The Starline Factory, Harvard, IL, June 2019

 

“Kane County Juried Art Exhibit, Geneva History Museum, Geneva, IL, May-Nov 2019

 

“Anything Goes-No Creative Boundaries”, EAI/Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, NM, May 

 

“May 4th Friday”, The Starline Factory, Harvard, IL, May 2019

 

“April 4th Friday”, The Starline Factory, Harvard, IL, April 2019

 

“Fox Valley Art Ramble”, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL April 2019

 

“Oh Yes She Did”, Old Court House Art Center, Woodstock, IL, February 2019

 

“February Show”, YNK Gallery, Naperville, IL, February 2019

 

“January 4th Friday”, The Starline Factory, Harvard, IL January 2019

 

“January Show”, YNK Gallery, Naperville, IL, January 2019

 

“A New Hope”, Cat Guardians Art Auction, Naperville, IL, January 5 2019

 

“Resident Artist & Instructors Show”, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL, January 2019

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