Announcement Fine art and illustrations by Kate Garchinsky. Birds and nature inspired.
Fine art and illustrations by Kate Garchinsky. Birds and nature inspired.
Anonymous on Jul 9, 2011
Rec'd item, but told artist that I needed the artwork separated. she said she would separate and resend.... still waiting two months later and still did not get what I asked for. Sorry to say I would not make further purchases.
Nature and wild, open spaces, illustrated by Kate Garchinsky
"My little Snowbird."
So my father nicknamed me the week I was born. I'm told that the streets of suburban Philadelphia were as slick and icy as the hood of my parents' powder blue Volkswagon Beetle on the day I came home from the hospital. I came to love snow storms very early in life.
My mother and I began our morning routine with trip to the backyard. She'd hold me on her hip and we'd invite the sparrows and blackbirds to breakfast with a scattering of stale breadcrumbs. One of these mornings I pointed at the birds on the ground, and babbled my first word: "birdie."
The next thing I learned was art. By the end of my second year I could hold a crayon, and I would mimic my mother's movements as she drew slow, simple shapes on her writing tablet.
Circle + lines = pumpkin
Circle + lines + triangles = Jack o' lantern
3 stacked circles + dots = snowman
Oval + dots + triangles = penguin
I earned my first blue ribbon in 6th grade and began taking advanced art classes on Saturdays. In college I landed at the University of the Arts and delved into children's illustration. I went on to design toys for Zany Brainy and FAO Schwarz for a while, followed by an unexpected detour to the glorious mountains of Colorado. Among the snowbirds and snowmen I fell in love with plein air painting, and brought it back with me to the Pennsylvania lowlands in 2009. Since then I've been painting, sketching, and showing my work whenever possible, writing and illustrating the stories I've lived along the way.
How about the birds? I still invite them to the yard, but with native plantings and seeds rather than breadcrumbs. I volunteer in wild bird care at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research in Newark, Delaware, and recently joined their Oil Response Team after receiving over 200 oiled birds in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Your purchase helps support my work at www.tristatebird.org.
Please come peek your beak around www.PenguinArt.com to see more of my fine art, illustration and design. I've also been blogging about my creative journey since 2003 via Penguin Tales: www.PenguinArt.com/blog
Feed the birds!
Owner, Designer, Painter, Illustrator, Naturalist, Bird Girl
I am currently outside, far away from my desk, painting or feeding birds.
Beagle In Chief, Studio Manager, Earth Sniffer
My name is Maggie and I am the most beautiful beagle to ever sniff the earth. Oh, how I love to sniff the earth.
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When I go through slow periods, I may not catch your order straight away. If I do not respond to your order within 3 business days, please poke me with a convo! I apologize for any delay.