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just another self portrait x2. “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” - Frida
HB & coloured pencil, calligraphy pen, and photoshop  


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Kate Louise Powell
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United Kingdom……

"Kate Louise Powell is a 19 year old amateur artist from West Yorkshire, UK, currently studying Foundation diploma in Art & Design at Leeds College of Art. After drawing recreationally her whole life, Kate started to take her artistic career more seriously in 2012 and produced a number of popular illustrations with the reoccurring motifs of flowers and butterflies. Since then she has experimented with photography, mixed media, and paint, but still works mostly in pencil, although she now aims to create more personal and emotive portraits. Kate seeks to produce work that is a greater expression of herself whilst continuing to include the theme of nature and questions of beauty. By 2015 she hopes to be attending a BA/BFA course at university and then wishes to pursue a career in fine art and/or illustration.”

In 2011 I started to take drawing more seriously. I have loved nature all my life, it is the backbone of everything, it is beautiful and horrible, and it is incorporated into most of my drawings and paintings. I like to embellish portraits and figures with elements of nature to combine ‘human’ and ‘natural’ beauty, and I also like to use nature to express more personal and emotional ideas. Butterflies are a regular occurrence, my awareness of and involvement in The Butterfly Project has meant that they have come to represent quiet emblems of hope. As art is slowly becoming a bigger part of my life, my work is growing more personal and closer to my heart. When it comes down to art, what motivates me most of all is the blankness of the page in front of me which cries out with so much possibility. I look at the blank sheet in front of me and know that I can do anything. I am free, there are no rules. To this day, art is shaping who I am. It is bringing me new opportunities, allowing me to meet fantastic people, and constantly giving me hope. If I didn’t draw I’d curl up and die.

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jessomie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
love your work! its rare to find an artist so thought-provoking, talented and relatable
ArtKosh Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015   Traditional Artist
Kate, you are very poetic artist! :rose:
Wasabi-guy Featured By Owner Edited Jan 29, 2015
Sublime, all of it....thank you for following your heArt...a true joy to behold.
TeaForBlues Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hi there, I like your art and your unique imagination! Keep up with amazing works CURSE YOU! 
CreativeEmulator Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Katie, if you dont mind, could i use you as a study for my Alevel art? It would mean the world to me :) 
Reku-chan569 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Bday! :ihavecaek: 
CarbonData Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday :) xxx
rina-battu Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
happy Birthday
Danie-E Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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Jiffy2 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Happy Birthday
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