Kathy Lycka's Profile

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My shop filled with whimsical art for nurseries and bedrooms
www.kathylyckastudio.etsy.com

My shop filled with stained-glass inspired artwork
www.kathylyckaart.etsy.com

Art has always been a part of my life:

I grew up painting and drawing as a child, then headed off to the Alberta College of Art and Design as a teen. Graduating in 2001 with a Bachelor of Design, I began my career as a Graphic Designer working for various national and international corporations in Canada and England. It wasn’t until a car accident in 2008 left me with serious neck and back injuries that I started painting on a regular basis again as part of my rehabilitation. This experience forced me to slow down and re-evaluate my life purpose. I now work
full-time as an artist out of my home-based studio in…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 19
  • Joined December 30, 2010

Favorite materials

Professional quality Golden acrylic paints teamed with high quality arches watercolor paper

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About

My shop filled with whimsical art for nurseries and bedrooms
www.kathylyckastudio.etsy.com

My shop filled with stained-glass inspired artwork
www.kathylyckaart.etsy.com

Art has always been a part of my life:

I grew up painting and drawing as a child, then headed off to the Alberta College of Art and Design as a teen. Graduating in 2001 with a Bachelor of Design, I began my career as a Graphic Designer working for various national and international corporations in Canada and England. It wasn’t until a car accident in 2008 left me with serious neck and back injuries that I started painting on a regular basis again as part of my rehabilitation. This experience forced me to slow down and re-evaluate my life purpose. I now work
full-time as an artist out of my home-based studio in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

How it All Began

The inspiration for my whimsical series of artwork created especially for nurseries and bedrooms came about from a gift-giving problem I was facing back in 2011.

My friend Carrie just had a baby girl and I was thrilled to receive the invitation to her baby shower. However, I didn’t have a clue of what to get her as a gift. I knew I wanted to give her something different and that I wanted my gift to somehow express my feelings of friendship and love. I was NOT going to get her some generic onesie that the baby would quickly grow out of and I didn’t want to just chip in some cash to go towards a bigger gift – like a stroller. I wanted my gift to be memorable and special. It needed to be unique enough that it wouldn’t be duplicated, have that elusive wow factor and be made of high quality materials so that it would last for years to come. As a result my very first whimsical giraffe painting was born.

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