I am Katherine 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.
I created my cards painting a watercolor, than I scanned it on my home computer and reduced them down to card size. I wrote a message on the back of the card so people would know the story behind-the design. I am not sure which people liked more, the painting or the message.
Cards are a wonderful outlet for my artwork, but I also wanted to create larger paintings so in 2018 I started to paint 18 x 24 inch paintings. They take more time and I have to have them digitized by a profession, but they look pretty impressive hanging on the wall.
I am never quite sure what my next subject will be, but I try to be led by my muse, the Holy spirit. I believe that each painting has a destiny, and eventually it will find it way into the home of a very special person who will know the wonder and joy it was destined to give.