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Katrina Ward, artist, uses Resene paints

Katrina Ward

Katrina Ward has always been a drawing fiend and she likes to feast on colour and coffee. Katrina studied at Elam School of Fine Arts, taught in secondary schools for several years and has now returned to her passion for painting. Katrina loves scribbly textures and layers of colour and currently designs textiles and draws digital illustrations full time. Her designs are sold through art licensing and her website.

Living rurally, Katrina will stop on the side of the road to take pictures just because she sees a particular colour.

How and why do you use Resene in your work?

She has always loved to keep a paint swatch file to refer to and if she is stuck on deciding for a colour, Katrina finds the Resene website is a good place to find complementary schemes. She especially loves the titles of the colours. Current favourites are Resene Kandinsky, Resene Gumboot and Resene Boutique. If she ever has 'artist's block' she looks at the Resene 'trending colours' and just paints with no particular outcome in mind - allowing the colours to be the stars.

Visit Katrina’s website.

A selection from Katrina's website

A selection from Katrina's website


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