Kitty WIlliams

Member's Showcase Gallery 1.4.17 - 2.25.17

Biography

Artworks

Barbara Kitty Williams                         Medium: Pastel, Oil, Acrylic 1228 7th Avenue Bristol, TN  37620 Phone 423-764-2911 Member Pastel Society of America juried Associate Member, NY Appalachian Pastel Society Member                                        Kingsport Art Guild Portrait Society of America                                                      Depot Artist Association Art Of The Highlands Invitational Exhibiting Member 5 years Juried Shows, Awards and Honors  Numerous awards .  Only selected Fine Arts awards are shown.  Appalachian Art Show Juried & Judged--Second Place 2011 Appalachian Pastel Society National Show Exhibited 2010 Cities of Bristol VA/TN “Historic Bristol Art Show”--Third Place 2010 Virginia Highlands Festival Judged and Juried--Award of Merit 2006 Clinch River Days Show Juried & Judged--First Place and People’s Choice Award 2005 YWCA Tribute to Women In The Arts Winner 2005 Bristol Art Guild Member’s Show--Best of Show 2001 Appalachian Art Show Award of Excellence 1999 First Tennessee Bank Show, Carroll Reece Museum East Tennessee State University-       Honorable Mention -1998 Appalachian Art Show Juried & Judged-- Best of Show 1998 Art Education Studio 10 in Bristol, TN with 25 years of study, drawing and painting.  Workshops with national artists including Alex Powers, Georgia Bemis, Charles Basham, Tom Root, Suzanne Stryke and Coralie Tweed.  For two years I studied portraiture and figure drawing solely from a live model with George Chavatel, Professor Emeritus, of Emory & Henry College.  Other classes include drawing coursework at East Tennessee State University and life figure drawing and mini-workshops with art groups.  The learning process, for me,  is both challenging and satisfying. I especially enjoy portraits of people and animals.  My desire to create artistically began when I was five or six years old. Statement Art is my passion.  I enjoy working in a variety of mediums and always strive to expand my mastery of technique and creativity.  In almost all my paintings,  some display of light is a goal as I seek to show my individual vision of the subject.  Although my work is more realistic, I especially enjoy the creative aspect of designing and painting.  To me, there is nothing more gratifying then painting. Exhibits & Gallery Downtown Kingsport Association, Kingsport, TN During the last year Kitty has taught oil and acrylic painting and exhibited at Carl Jessee Art and Frame Shop, Bristol, TN.  Blowfish Emporium, Bristol, TN. (Locations of prior exhibits:  Virginia Intermont College, Starving Artist, Virginia Highlands Community College, Renaissance Center, Glamar Gallery & numerous others).trail-head-tothe-summit-pastel-by-kitty-williams2