On the Cover | November 11, 2015
Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a letter.
“Autumn Trees” by Katie M. Kaufman
Oil and acrylics, stretched canvas, 30” x 40”
Katie M. Kaufman was raised outside of Fairchild, Wis. where she fell in love with trees and animals. She has been working with art her whole life and started ArtByKatieK in 2008.
"Painted with heavy acrylics and oils as a part of the “Weeping Tree Series,” this piece was inspired by the fever that kicks in for many at the start of hunting season. The leaves change, the air gets cooler, and the whitetails begin the rut. As a sensitive soul, Katie uses nature and human emotion to inspire and guide her brushes. She has dealt with anxiety and depression for many years and uses art as therapy and release. Most of the bold and bright paintings demand attention while requesting a sense of calm. The best description she has been able to give to describe her work is surreal impressionism. Some of her work is more abstract while some is so colorful and deep it feels more like a dream." – The Artist