I am Katherine J Ford, also known as Nana Kate by my 11 grandchildren. I have been practicing watercolor painting for the last 15 years. I used to fund my creativity as a Quality Assurance Manager in the food industry. My career choice made me very sensitive to details which can be difficult when using a media like watercolor because it doesn’t always conform to specifications.
For the last 20 years, I created Christmas cards for my husband’s small home repair customers and people seemed to like them. Over time, many people suggested that I sell my cards and I began to think that might be a good idea.
Cards were a wonderful outlet for my artwork, but I also wanted to create original paintings, so in 2018 I ventured in the art market showing my originals in outdoor art shows and later exhibitions. I have improved my artistic skills over the years, but I still feel I am practicing watercolor painting.
I am never quite sure what my next subject will be, but I try to be in touch with my muse, the Holy spirit. I love to paint natural subjects, but I am also intrigued by man- made objects especially when they show signs of aging. I believe that is from a bit of nostalgia.
I believe that each painting is first created by the artist but later the Beholder using their own creativity interpreting it through their past experience. Each painting has a destiny, and eventually it will find its way into the home of a very special person who will know the wonder and joy it was destined to give.