Kathleen Haukkala's Profile

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Drawing, painting, and jewelry were very early passions for me as a child. I can't remember ever not being an artist. At a very early age, my mother noticed that I used the shapes of the kitchen tiles to be "corrals" for my beloved horse collection. She knew this was a special visual ability.

I always knew I'd grow up to be an artist. When college came around, the question became: what speciality? I was torn between painting and jewelry design. The price of gold quickly made my decision for me. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors in painting and drawing. It all came so easily to me. Like a gift to be shared...

After a long career in commercial art and graphic design, the love of painting and jewelry surfaced again and again. It didn't take much for me to cave into both loves: oil painting and jewelry design. My painting…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 13
  • Joined September 21, 2010

Favorite materials

Oil paints, the smell of turpentine

About

Drawing, painting, and jewelry were very early passions for me as a child. I can't remember ever not being an artist. At a very early age, my mother noticed that I used the shapes of the kitchen tiles to be "corrals" for my beloved horse collection. She knew this was a special visual ability.

I always knew I'd grow up to be an artist. When college came around, the question became: what speciality? I was torn between painting and jewelry design. The price of gold quickly made my decision for me. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors in painting and drawing. It all came so easily to me. Like a gift to be shared...

After a long career in commercial art and graphic design, the love of painting and jewelry surfaced again and again. It didn't take much for me to cave into both loves: oil painting and jewelry design. My painting has already shifted towards the spiritual, and I'm finding that my jewelry skills are following suit.

I sincerely hope that you see something here that inspires you, that makes you stop and think, and ponder for awhile.

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