Kathy Lycka | Calgary, AB Canada
Kathy received her formal training from the Alberta College of Art and Design earning a Bachelor of Design in 2001 while majoring in Visual Communications. Since graduation she has worked as a graphic designer for a variety of national and international corporations in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and in London, England.
It wasn’t until she received serious whiplash injuries from a car accident in July 2008 that she was forced to slow down and re-evaluate her life purpose. She had always dreamed of working as a fine artist but for a variety of reasons; she continued to put these desires on hold. This potentially negative experience has renewed her love for painting while providing her with an optimistic, new sense of direction.
Kathy's most recent work is a pure, unrestrained exploration of texture and colour that exploits every type of medium within her reach. To her, they represent the definition of mixed medium to its fullest.
Kathy feels that as a society we don’t generally realize the importance of colour to our health and well-being. Nevertheless it is a basic need. Our early ancestors realized this and the ancient healing traditions of many cultures reflect this awareness. Kathy finds psychological studies which prove that colour can affect mood, energy, motivation and anxiety levels to be absolutely fascinating. She believes that our society is in desperate need of increased amounts of colour, with more variety and to be consciously aware of colour overall.
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