Kate Malek Cook
Hometown: Hendersonville, TN
Where I live now: Athens, GA
Type of art I practice: Visual Art: Personal – Body Portraiture, Expressionist Nudes in Oils, Business – Fun acrylic paintings for the public to enjoy
How long have you been doing this? Personal – forever, but this particular subject and style, 15+ years, Business – 10 months
What keeps you motivated in your art? Business-wise, it’s the fact that I get to share it with everyone! That I can give back with my gift.
What do you hope people will get from viewing your work? For my personal work, I hope to achieve an emotional connection with the viewer and they feel a reverence for beauty of the human form.
What’s something about yourself that someone wouldn’t immediately know by looking at/watching/reading what you’ve created? I prefer to paint in oils for my personal artwork, but I’ve grown quite capable in acrylic as ARTini’s has made me practice a lot. Still, you might not guess just by looking at my art that I’m a big goofball.
What other hobbies do you have? I work. We go out on weekends – catch some shows. No time for hobbies really. Sadly. I LOVE to play trivia – whether it’s Jeopardy or team trivia, I totally enjoy that kind of competition.