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Art of Kathryn Steen featured at Annie's Attic

Kathryn Steen (front left) joined other lakecity artists last Thursday at an outdoor painting workshop at Scout Island hosted by artist Marie Nagel who originally inspired her to paint. Nagel, who spent many years living in Wells and now makes her home in Victoria, was in town for the opening of her show at the Station House Gallery on Thursday evening.  Rain brought the artists indoors to work in the Nature Centre’s new expanded activity room. - Photo submitted
Kathryn Steen (front left) joined other lakecity artists last Thursday at an outdoor painting workshop at Scout Island hosted by artist Marie Nagel who originally inspired her to paint. Nagel, who spent many years living in Wells and now makes her home in Victoria, was in town for the opening of her show at the Station House Gallery on Thursday evening. Rain brought the artists indoors to work in the Nature Centre’s new expanded activity room.
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The paintings of artist Kathryn Steen are featured at Annie’s Attic on Oliver Street for the 2011 Art Walk Show and Sale which winds up this Friday.

Steen has always had an interest in exploring her creative side, states her biography in the art walk booklet.

As a young mother she tried a variety of craft activities from knitting to stained glass to fulfill the creative urge.

As a teacher she enjoyed playing with a variety to art materials in the preparation and teaching of art sessions for her students.

In 1996, her children grown and having more free time, she accompanied a friend to Wells, for a beginners watercolour course with Marie Nagel.

This began a long course of playing with paint and participating in other workshops to improve her techniques and explore a variety of subject matter, materials and methods.

She continues to attend workshops whenever possible working towards a greater understanding and facility with materials and techniques.

Steen loves to share her ideas with others.

She teaches beginner and adult drawing and watercolour classes through the Cariboo Art Society and yearly summer classes for children at the Station House Gallery which are featured in a show.

 

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