Kathleen Vaccaro Artwork

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About KathleenVaccaro

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Relating Personal Experiences Through Painting and Drawing

My colorful artwork explores a variety of areas including magic realism, parades, personal experiences, and most recently, film noir of the 1940s and 1950s. All of my artwork connects to my life in some way. My work includes humor and is direct. It evokes emotions and ideas.

My MFA is from Pratt Institute. For me, the process of making artwork is very fulfilling, challenging, and surprising. I start with a general idea, but usually don't know what my pieces will look like until they are complete. Some of the materials I use include oil paint, oil pastels, watercolor, gouache, and casein paint. The mystery and exploration involved in making art keeps me energized in the studio.

My goal is to share my work with others and participate in some of the dialogs going on in the art world today. I want my work to challenge viewers and make them think. I hope my work sparks viewers’ imaginations and brings them all the benefits that come with art.

***Artist website: www.KathleenVaccaro.com.

Kathleen Vaccaro's Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/kathleenvaccaro

All of my artwork is original and handmade.

Parade Artwork Description:

These works mix imagery from imagination, memory, and photographs of performing groups and spectators at parades. In this work, identities reveal themselves in relation to other identities. The search for the mythology present in reality is a main force behind this investigation. I explore how in uniform, group settings, subtle differences make the individuality of each person apparent. I wonder how individuals in groups show their idiosyncrasies. How do they do this even as they move and dress similarly? What are the ways we see a group member’s individuality without knowing his or her personality? People masquerade themselves, hide themselves, and reveal themselves when in a group.

These images are painted in an intentionally simple manner through bold applications of color. Individuals are not painted with sympathy but rather candidly. My love for paint and pastels is evident in my work. These are frank, wry images. To be direct, I view painting and drawing as one.

Color expresses my personal experience in the images. The color is often used in more of a symbolic way than a naturalistic way. I explore how something can be both color and form (or space) at the same time.

These works are concerned with the slight differences that make individuals unique and yet still connected.

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  • Kathleen Vaccaro

    Owner, Maker, Artist

    Kathleen Vaccaro's MFA is from Pratt Institute. She concentrates in painting, printmaking and drawing. For more artwork, information and a list of exhibitions, please visit www.kathleenvaccaro.com.

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Last updated on April 29, 2022
Hello! All of my artwork is ORIGINAL and HANDMADE. My MFA in Painting and Drawing is from Pratt Institute in New York.

My artwork and exhibitions are posted on www.kathleenvaccaro.com.

I hope that my artwork gives you as much inspiration as the process of making art gives me. I hope it challenges you and takes your thoughts to new places.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I hope that you will be happy with your purchase. If for whatever reason you wish to return the item, please notify me within 5 days of receipt. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Returns require insurance.

I aim to describe my items as accurately as possible, however colors may look slightly different in the flesh. All sizes are approximate and variations may occur due to the handmade nature of my work.

Returns are at the customers expense and once the returned item has arrived back to me in perfect condition, I will issue a refund.

If an item is damaged please let me know upon receipt.
A refund will be made once the item has been photographed. Photographs are for insurance and claims, please show packaging damage as well as the artwork.
* I accept payment via PayPal.
* I also accept credit card payments without PayPal.
* I ship small artworks within 48 - 72hrs after payment is received (some weekend orders may not ship until Monday). Large paintings and drawings can take 2-4 weeks to prepare for shipping as they may require a custom built crate.
* Orders are shipped via USPS. Buyer is responsible for any customs fee, duty or taxes.
* Shipping charges are estimated and I refund overpayment over $1 once the order is packed and weighed.
* I care about the impact my shipping materials have on our environment. I recycle and reuse when I can.
* I am happy to ship to gift recipients. Please make note in the message to seller box at checkout.
Additional policies and FAQs
All framing is archival and professionally done. Please check listing to see if the artwork is framed or unframed. Some of my artwork does not require frames in order to hang them. Convo me through etsy with any questions regarding listings.