A Little About Me
Kathryn Vinson's sculptures are an expression of her love of nature carved into stone and wood , materials that lend themselves to unique one of a kind designs . The wonders of plant ,insect and animal that can be found in a garden ,and the beauty of the human form, are her primary inspirations . Each piece is shaped through direct carving so that her intent is melded with the original structure of the wood or stone . She spends a great deal of time searching out that perfect piece of material for her sculptures and they always have to have that "special something" that gives her work a spark of life .
Kathryn grew up in Buena Vista , Co . an ideal place for a young artist , as it has a thriving artists community that encouraged and mentored her from a young age . Kathryn attended UNC and majored in art with an emphasis on painting . After marrying , she moved to Idaho where she continued to draw and paint. She was introduced to stone carving at the Marble/Marble symposium in Marble Co and has had a passion for the process of sculpting ever since . She attends professional symposiums across the country and has been a working , professional artist since 2004 , showing at The Art Source Gallery in Idaho and attending shows across the West and Northwest . Her Sculptures can be found in many prominent collections including a permanent installation at the Idaho Botanical gardens . She has lived and worked in Loveland since 2012 and is happy to be living in such a vibrant community of artists .