oil and acrylic painting
“My passion for painting has taken my creative exploration in a whole new direction over the last few years. I am drawn to both the human figure and human interactions and have therefore devoted myself to spending time and attention acquiring knowledge in painting portraits in oil. My drawing background provides the foundation for creating realistic likenesses on canvas while my more recent explorations of color and brush stroke technique have lead me to embrace a more painterly and evocative approach. My current works focus on rendering an impressionistic likeness of the human figure engaged in the everyday activities of life.”
Hailing originally from Peoria, Illinois, Katie Hodge began her study of art 35 years ago while attending Illinois State University. After studying graphic design, she switched gears and became an elementary education teacher, spending several years teaching middle school Art.