About Me

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I recently graduated as an art major at the University of Connecticut, with a concentration in illustration. I am currently attending the University of Bridgeport to receive my teacher certification to teach Elementary Education. I would eventually like to become an art teacher. On the side, people hire me to draw their houses with pen and ink, or paint their houses with watercolor. If you are interested in having your house drawn, or a friends house drawn as a gift, please feel free to contact me. Also, if you are interested in having a face-painter at a party, give me a call.(860) 335-0014 katherine.soltys@uconn.edu

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Martini Glasses

I am now painting martini glasses! I painted some Christmas Martini glasses for friends this Christmas, and they all loved them. This is a great gift for Christmas, birthdays, or weddings. Contact me if you'd like to order some. I can do whatever design you would like.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Face Painting

This past summer I worked at Lake Compounce amusement park as a face painter. I gained a lot of experience face painting and really enjoy doing it. I have done a couple of parties since then, and am trying to get the word out. If you are interested in doing a birthday party, Luau party, halloween party, or any type of party at which a face painter would be a an added element, please contact me!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Jabari the Green Giraffe

I have been fascinated in writing and illustrating children’s stories ever since I was in elementary school. In developing a concept for the senior project, I tried to think of story ideas that could teach children important life lessons. “Jabari the Green Giraffe,” originated with the idea that children should learn at a young age about diversity and other differences among people. They need to know that they can be friends with people who might be different from themselves. I thought that a good way to portray these differences visually would be to use bright Caran d’ache crayons. There is an initial drawing composed on paper, followed by a layer of vellum. On this surface I use Caran d’ache crayons for color. Finally I layer clear acetate on top of that, and paint the line work with ink. Throughout the whole process of creating my senior project, I learned a lot about book formatting and the amount of work that goes into making a children’s book. Someday, I hope to have the opportunity to publish “Jabari the Green Giraffe.”

Draw A Giraffe In 60 Seconds ... - The most amazing bloopers are here

Friday, September 19, 2008

House Drawings

I I Need a wedding gift? Or how about an anniversary present? Or just a spot on your wall that needs an original piece of art?If you would like a watercolor painting or ink drawing, please contact me. (860)-335-0014 katherine.soltys@uconn.edu

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Starting my blog

People keep telling me that they want to see some of what I do and that I should start a website. I'll be the first to admit that I don't know the first thing about creating a website, so I decided that a blog would be the next best thing. On my blog I will put up art that I have already done as well as updating it with new artwork that I create. There is a link to Flickr on my blog which has more of my art.