Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kathy Moulton at the Yellow Springs Arts Council

Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery
Kathy Moulton
“I Always Liked to Look at the Pictures!” 
Books for Children and the Young at Heart
 Written and Illustrated by Kathy Verner Moulton
August 15th-September 14th
Opening Reception August 15th 6-9 p.m.
Illustrations from Kathy Verner Moulton's five children's books
Special Childrens’ Reception Saturday August 16th 1-4
Story Time: 1:30 pm and 3 pm
 Interactive Art Projects
and snacks!
This is a show about whimsy and color and poetry and the growth of a deeply creative woman.
This show features Kathy’s 5 charming picture books but it could also be a show about Textile Art, Painting or Drawing.

Kathy has always loved storybooks, Walt Disney, coloring books and cartoons.  As a young woman, in amongst sewing and painting and drawing, she started creating stories.   Along the way she received from many people the gifts of encouragement and the knowledge of how to plan and plot a story.  More life and more years passed and more poems came into her head.  During these years she married, had children, did her art and learned how to be a draftsman, drawing house plans for local builders, using a computer and AutoCAD. She began to wonder about the possibility of painting on a computer.  As with so many of the arts she had mastered, Kathy just figured it out.

“I went back to the rhyme I had begun so long ago about shoes and socks. I worked and reworked
the poem and then planned and plotted my characters and drew my drawings. I scanned them
into my computer. Even though I wasn't even sure of what I was doing, I managed to paint
"You Have to Get All of Your Toes In" on my Mac.
I had figured out this wonderful way of painting, with endless colors and layers for characters and scenery.”

Kathy Verner Moulton is an artist, author and illustrator. Like everything else she has mastered, when she decided to publish her books, with the help of her husband, she taught herself how to self publish. So far she has written and illustrated and published five children’s books. She has also created over 60 images of Yellow Springs that are included in her published book, “My Town ~ the Muses of a Not So Vocal Local”. The work is hand drawn and/or drawn on computer and then painted digitally.  

Born in Detroit, Michigan and then transplanted several times, she finally rooted in Yellow Springs and has lived there most of her life. Working in many areas of art, her focus lately has been on picture books.
Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery
111 Corry St, Yellow Springs Ohio
Opening Reception August 15th 6-9 p.m.
Open Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 1-4