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Nature's Son.

Painting depicting an androgenous child in a natural setting.
This 12"x16" watercolor painting depicts the free spirit of a child in nature. Being as one with the natural environment and lost in a day dream. The background was created using plastic wrap to create various interesting forms that were then painted into to develop the foliage.

Promised Land

Mixed media piece depicting a landscape in the Middle East.
This 4"x6" mixed media piece is created using watercolor and handmade paper depicts a landscape reminiscent of the Middle East.

American with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary

Painting to present challenges faced by Americans with disabilities and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act to unlock doors that had been closed.
People experiencing disability has been seen as less than, locked away and marginalized. ADA gives the keys to each of us to see every one of us as part of the whole of our community.This 18"x24"water media piece was developed as 2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. The Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services and the Howard County Commission on Disabilities invited artists to mark this milestone anniversary.

Commonality.jpg

Watercolor of two women working together for change
Watercolor 10"x14"depicting solidarity and commonality of two African American women working for change and moving forward while holding on to their identities.

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About Katherine

Howard County

Katherine Wah has exhibited watercolors and mixed media art in  non juried shows in Howard County area since 2019. After completing college, her focus has been on family and her career in special education. She began studying watercolor and mixed media at the Howard County Center for the Arts and continues to study drawing and watercolor. Her art focuses on her past and present experiences and is influenced by nature. She communicates ideas while experimenting with process and searching for... more

Life in Miniature

Miniatures have been a way for me to experiment with different processes and "find" images to bring out of these "experiments" to develop into finished pieces of art. Working in small scale, has given me permission to risk something new and then commit to the ideas and beauty found within each. Each miniature painting varies depending on my focus and thought process on a given day. This allows me to stretch and incorporate my own internal thoughts and feelings and hopefully connect to the viewer.

  • Promised Land

    Mixed media piece depicting a landscape in the Middle East.
    This 4"x6" mixed media piece is created using watercolor and handmade paper depicts a landscape reminiscent of the Middle East.
  • Encircling Snow

    landscape, miniature, mixed media, watercolor, winter, snow
    Snow and wind are the focus in this 4"X6" miniature winter artwork. It was created in mixed media including watercolor colored paper and silver stamping.
  • Blue Cabin

    landscape, watercolor, mixed media, miniature, winter, trees
    The blue cabin is nestled into the pines in the 4"x6" piece. It was created using cool winter watercolors and layered pieces of water colored paper.
  • Forest Guardian

    landscape, watercolor, mixed media, miniature, forest, winter
    The Forest Guardian is the protector of the winter forest. She is created on a watercolor background and given form using mixed media.
  • Summer Harvest

    This is a miniature mixed media showing the seasonal change of Summer to Autumn.
    This 4"x6" mixed media piece depicts the ending of summer and arrival of harvest season. summer and Autumn mix. It was created using warm golden tones of Autumn watercolor in the background and the waining colors of Summer mixed media in the foreground.

Thoughts Internal

Images of people convey the complicated life of thoughts that are individual but bring us together as people who strive to understand others of different backgrounds and experiences. We can never truly understand the experiences and feelings of others, but through my art I look to get the viewer to understand what another might think or believe. We all have the desire to be purposeful, fulfilled and happy in our individual lives but we should look to enrich our lives by listening to others and striving to understand other perspectives.

  • Nature's Son

    Painting depicting an androgenous child in a natural setting.
    This 12"x16" watercolor painting depicts the free spirit of a child in nature. Being as one with the natural environment and lost in a day dream. The background was created using plastic wrap to create various interesting forms that were then painted into to develop the foliage.
  • Brave Ajiza

    Mixed media piece of a brave young girl in traditional Middle East garments.
    Ajiza means brave. This 12"x16" mixed media piece was created using watercolor and handmade paper added in both her clothing and background. Many children in the Middle East have had to be brave in the face of the many adverities that they have had to experience.
  • Within Reach

    Painting depicting a child, fence and orbs representing opportunities.
    This 10'x14' watercolor shows a girl overlayed by a fence. The orbs represent opportunity. These opportunities may disappear or float away before she is able to reach and take hold of them.
  • Commonality.jpg

    Watercolor of two women working together for change
    Watercolor 10"x14"depicting solidarity and commonality of two African American women working for change and moving forward while holding on to their identities.
  • ADA_30.jpg

    Painting to present challenges faced by Americans with disabilities and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act to unlock doors that had been closed.
    People experiencing disability has been seen as less than, locked away and marginalized. ADA gives the keys to each of us to see every one of us as part of the whole of our community.This 18"x24"water media piece was developed as 2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. The Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services and the Howard County Commission on Disabilities invited artists to mark this milestone anniversary.

Fanciful Gardens

Gardens are a place of wonder! The colors, shapes and scent of the flowers, animals and earth can capture the imagination or set it free especially after a brief Spring rain. The light in a garden can reveal things previuosly unseen if the observer is willing to stop and rest for a moment and let the garden in.

  • Gambel's Quail.png

    Watercolor painting of a quail in a natural setting
    A Gambel's Quail sits observing his surroundings in this 9"x12" watercolor.
  • In the Pasture.jpg

    Watercolor painting of a dog  and gazebo in a pasture
    A dog looks toward the gazebo set in the pasture in this 9"x12" watercolor.

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