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Hello everyone!

Yesterday I entered my drawing 'Optimist/Pessimist' into this online competition
I need votes in order to win, around 800 more to be within a chance of winning, and the competition end on the 31st of this month
It would mean the world to me if you could vote for me, it'll take a minute or two of your time but it'd mean the world to me

Thank you so much in advance.
This is my first journal entry, and I apologise for being quite absent of deviantART, I still appreciate ALL your kind words and support

Have a nice, productive day everyone



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Kate Louise Powell
United Kingdom
> > > > < < < < If anyone is interested in buying anything???? (fingers crossed)

I'm 18

I'M REALLY SORRY FOR NOT REPLYING TO PEOPLE'S LOVELY COMMENTS :-( I hardly ever come on here these days and although I read every wonderful thing from you guys I don't have time to go through and thank you all, I hope I don't seem rude

I’ve wanted to be an artist ever since I was old enough to understand the fact that one day I would have to be something in order to make a living. For my 2nd birthday, I received a ‘mega-sketcher’ from my uncle, and as I was praised by my family for all the drawings of dinosaurs and sea-creatures I created there, I practised daily. I knew that art would be the driving force of my life when I realised that it was what made me stand out from the other children. I became ‘the girl who could draw’. My talent was something I carried around with me every single day, it was part of me, it made me who I was.

In 2011 I started to take art more seriously, when I realised being able to draw wasn’t enough to fuel a career, and so I started trying to make real art. I have loved nature all my life, it is the backbone of every thing, it is beautiful, 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 tiny little emblems of hope. As art is slowly becoming a bigger and bigger part of my life, my work is growing more personal, and closer to my heart. As well as dainty illustrations, I am trying to create pieces that can be seen as windows to my true soul.

These days, I still feel unsure about labelling myself as an artist, but drawing is what I do and who I am. If I didn’t draw I’d curl up and die. Every big breakthrough starts as a hare-brained idea, and I am trying to go off into the deep end, and take my art a little bit further, and this is what motivates me to keep going. I need to balance my routine portfolio with the new and untried, I need to take risks or I’ll fizzle out and never make anything of my so-called gift. I have a lot to learn, and learn I shall.

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.

I am currently taking my A levels, I then plan to do an art foundation year, and then a three year BFA/FA at a nice university.

My name is Kate Powell, and I utterly adore making art.

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tisteroc Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now You are in my favourite artists list.
AnasAlyona Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
I was wondering why you called your tumblr "like art could save a wretch like me?" You are not miserable!!! =)
Jarrilee Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is freaking amazing and your ONLY 18.  I wish I would have taken my art as seriously as you at your age.  It's wonderful to get so much pleasure out of art.  Keep up with the beautiful work.  Your awesome.
Non-Nematode Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Ah, what a lovely artist. Keep up the good work, Kate.
CourtneyElizaDiena Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello, I don't if you read all your comments or check DA regularly but I was browsing through stuff and found a drawing that looks exactly like yours that I think someone stole:…
I am not sure if he just drew the same thing (copying from yours) or stole it and edited it. It looks exactly the same as yours except lighter. Just thought I'd let you know just in case it is stolen.
MartenMarten Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Amazing Gallery!
VolchekShotMe Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Hello! I love your art! Congratulations on DD! I blogged about you here:…

I hope you don't mind! Let me know Cheers!
EhrenThibs Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your have a beautiful gallery. Your skill and understanding of colored pencil is extraordinary!
victorvarela90 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Ooooh, pretty paintings. And pretty you :3
mrIngwe Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
great galleryClap 
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