Artist Portfolio Magazine – Q2 Art Competition
Kathy Morton Stanion has an extensive background in graphic and fine art. She has a degree in visual communication from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and was only one of two students to receive a perfect score on her portfolio. Specializing in Illustration and graphic design, she has held several positions as an art director with a client list including Playboy, Michael Jackson, Islander Sportswear among others. She painted 15 paintings for Carnival Cruise Line’s ship “Pride” and has also illustrated many magazine and book covers and tattoo designs.
Kathy has exhibited and received many awards including many “Best of Shows” in local, national and international competitions. Some of her other awards include “Artist of the Year from the San Pedro Art Association, “Mayor’s Choice Award”, and a “First Place” award from Santa Barbara National Juried Arts Invitational Exhibition which was selected from over 1,500 entries. She has been published in several magazines and had a piece selected from over 40,000 entries for inclusion in Print magazine’s 1989 Design Annual. She was then selected for inclusion in Print’s hardbound book “The Best Of Silkscreen”.
She is a member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and is a signature member and 1997-98 President of the Nevada Watercolor Society.
Since 2014 she signed with the many prestigious publishing companies and her art can be found in print in home decor stores all over the world.
Kathy’s work is collected and included in corporate and private collections around the world. Her current 2017 work can now be found in luxury hotels & resorts as well as other corporate establishments including B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Equinox New York, The Ritz-Carlton, Astana, Kazakhstan and The Confidential Hotel in London.
I feel my work is an on-going creative adventure. I am always experimenting and exploring new ways to develop my art. But more then just create pretty pictures, I really try to put a piece of my soul into each piece. I want the viewer to be drawn into it and to take a creative visual journey. Often I will hide secret messages and/or symbols intending to leave a positive thought in the viewer’s subconscious. I believe we all can always use a little more positivity in our world and if for a brief second I can accomplish that, then I have succeeded with the work of art.