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About Katrina

Katrina Small is an award winning fine artist. She began painting as a teen and today produces works in watercolor, pastel, oil and acrylics. She works full time as an artist and designer (see KatGrafix), specializes in portraits and is available for commissions.

Katrina gives private and semi-private instruction. She is also available to give demonstrations to art clubs, schools and special events. Call or email her for more information.

Katrina Small worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for a toy company for 11 years during the '80's where she found her field changing to a virtual technology. After a series of life journeys that brought her toCalifornia from Colorado, she found herself back at school earning the knowledge necessary to be competitive in our digital world. She offers her services as a graphic and web designer and as a producer of e-marketing presentations. To view her commercial art website visit KatGrafix.com.

After wanting to find resources in Sonoma County on the internet that would support her artistic endeavors and not finding many, she created a website called Artists' Resources in Sonoma County. This website is a listing service and has become very popular, attracting local and international artists, galleries, and supply houses.

Shows and Exhibits

2013

  • Q4, Juried in, Own Your Own Art Show, Sangre de Christo Arts and Conference Center

2012

  • Q2, Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival Fine Art Show: First Place Oil, "Ducklings"; Award Winner, Pastel: "Peek 'n Boo"

2011

  • Q4, Sonoma County Harvest Fair Fine Art Exhibition: First Place: "Autumn Vineyard" Oil, Award winner: "Herd it Through the Grapevines"
  • Q3, Aqua Areas Watermedia Show
  • Q2, Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival Fine Art Show: First Place Watercolor, "Fleur de Feet"; Second Place Oil: "Bee-utiful!"
  • Q1, "Art Exhibit 2011" Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library, six paintings exhibited
  • Q1, Commissioned to produce a watercolor painting called "Pears" for Quarto Publishing entitled "200 Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets for Watercolour Artists"
  • Q1, Watercolor painting "A Rose is a Rose" published in a Running Press book entitled The New Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques: A Step-by-step Visual Directory, with an Inspirational Gallery of Finished Works

2010

  • Q4, Sonom County Harvest Fair Fine Art Exhibition: First Place: "Bee-utiful!"Oil, Second Place: "Rosso & Bianco #3"
  • Q3, Three watercolor paintings published in a Reader’s Digest book entitled “How to Paint Watercolor Flowers, Create Your Own Masterpiece in 6 Easy Steps”. The book is on sale at http://tinyurl.com/282zlxu
  • Q3, Featured as the president of The Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County (AWS) in a video created and published by Billy Carmen representing AWS and the 2010 The Apple Blossom Festival Art Show. You can view it on YouTube by typing in this address: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrCS4cVw3j8
  • Q3, Aqua Areas Watermedia Show: Judge's Award: "Frau Katze" Watercolor
  • Q2, Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival Fine Art Show: Best of Show: "Frau Katze" Watercolor
  • Q1, Commissioned to produce three watercolor paintings for Quarto Publishing, The Reader's Digest and Running Press how-to books

2009

  • Q4, Commissioned to produce watercolor paintings for Quarto Publishing-The Reader's Digest and Running Press how-to books
  • Q4, "Apples and Blossoms" (Watercolor) selected by a vote of members of The Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County (AWS) to be the first collectable print representing the Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival Fine Art Show.
  • Q3, Aqua Areas Watermedia Show: Three paintings exhibited
  • Q3, Abramson Gallery, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, "Rosso & Bianco #3"
  • Q2, Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival Fine Art Show: Three paintings exhibited

2008

  • Q3, Aqua Areas Watermedia Show: Rod Lee Memorial Award: "Apples and Blossoms" Watercolor
  • Q2, Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival Fine Art Show: First Place: "Apples and Blossoms" Watercolor

2007

  • Q4, Sonoma County Harvest Fair Fine Art Exhibition: 2 First Place, 2 Second, 1 Third
  • Montgomery Village Show
  • Q3, Rosso & Bianco Plein Air Paint Out
  • Q3, Aqua Areas Watermedia Show: Rod Lee Memorial Award, "Daydreamer", Watercolor
  • Q2, Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival Fine Art Show: 2nd Place "Apple Blossom" Watercolor, Sold

2006

  • North Coast Bank, Windsor, CA -show
  • Q3, FFC (Rosso & Bianco) Plein Air Paint Out
  • Q3, Sonoma County Fair Fine Art Exhibition: 2 First's
  • Q2, Windsor Chamber of Commerce: art exhibited

2005

  • Q3, Sonoma County Harvest Fair Fine Art Exhibition: 1 Best of Medium, Pastel; 1 Best of Medium, Acrylic; 4 First Places
  • Q2, Sonoma County Fair Fine Art Exhibition: Awards: 1 First Place; 1 Second Place; 1 Third
  • Windsor Chamber of Commerce: art exhibited
  • Pedroncelli Winery: paintings exhibited
  • Montgomery Village Show

2004

  • Q3, Sonoma County Harvest Fair Fine Art Exhibition: 3 First's
  • Kendal Jackson Tomato Festival

2003

  • Q3, Sonoma County Harvest Fair Fine Art Exhibition: 1 Best of Medium, Watercolor Division; 2 First Place, 1 Second
  • Kendal Jackson Tomato Festival

2002

  • Q3, Sonoma County Harvest Fair Fine Art Exhibition: 2 First Place, 1 Third and Fifth

2001

  • Q3, Sonoma County Harvest Fair Fine Art Exhibition: 1 Best of Medium, Watercolor Division; 1 First Place; 2 Second's
  • Q2, Sonoma County Fair Fine Art Exhibition: 1 First Place, Second Place, Third Place
  • Q2, Sonoma/Marin Fair: 1 Best of Section & Special Award (runner-up to Best of Show);
    1 First Place

2000

  • Q3, Sonoma County Fair Fine Art Exhibition: 2 First's

1999

  • Q3, Sonoma County Harvest Fair Fine Art Exhibition: 1 Best of Medium, Watercolor; 2 First Place; 2 Second Place

Earlier

  • 1980's, Handmade Pueblo (CO) Christmas Show: Portraits
  • 1980's, Beulah (CO) Arts and Crafts Show: Portraits
  • 1980's, Garden City (KA) Home and Garden Show: Portraits
  • 1978, Garland (TX) Community Fair Fine Art Exhibition: Best of Show; 1 First Place

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Workshops and Classes:
(Ongoing private classes also available)

  • 2014, Exploring Different Art Medias, Sangre de Christo Arts and Conference Center
    School of Art
  • 2014, How to Draw the Face, Sangre de Christo Arts and Conference Center School of Art
  • 2014, How to Paint the State of Presence into Your Portraits Workshop, Sangre de Christo Arts and Conference Center
  • 2014, Passion with Pastels, Pueblo Community College Continuing Education
  • 2014, Fun with Collage, Pueblo Community College Continuing Education
  • 2012, 7/9-7/11, How to Paint the State of Presence into Your Portraits and How to Draw the Face workshop, watercolor
  • 2012, 3/5-5/1, all-media painting classes, with individual attention.
  • 2011, 6/27-6/29, How to Paint the State of Presence into Your Portraits and How to Draw the Face workshop, all-media
  • 2011, all media painting classes, with individual attention.
  • 2008, 3/20, Portraits: How to Draw and Paint the Face (workshop)
  • 2007, 12/17, Portrait Workshop: "Transforming the Mundane and Ordinary into Spiritual and Magical"

Workshops and Classes Taken:

  • 2013, Plein Air, Manhattan, NY, Phil Starke
  • 2009, Live Model Portrait Workshop, Virgil Elliott
  • 2008, Wine Country Plein Air Workshop with Richard McDaniel, Santa Rosa, CA (fine art, oil & pastel)
  • 2008, Landscape painting class, Misako Miki, SRJC
  • 2007, Sketch booking with Susan Cornelis
  • 2006, Wine Country Plein Air Workshop with Richard McDaniel, Santa Rosa, CA (fine art, pastel)
  • 2005, Hibernation Workshop with Richard McDaniel, Santa Rosa, CA (fine art, pastel)
  • 2003, Painting With Presence Workshop with Philip Buller, Saucalito, California (fine art, watercolor)
  • 2002, Point Reyes National Seashore Association Field Seminars: Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil (fine art)
  • 1999-2007, Santa Rosa Junior College: fine art classes
  • 1987, Leslie B. DeMille Portrait Workshop, Westcliffe, Colorado (fine art, pastel portraits)
  • 1986, Color Workshop, TNR Engraving, Denver, Colorado
  • 1986, Southern Colorado State University: 3-D art
  • 1973, University of Texas at Arlington: Film

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Demonstrations:

  • 2013, Art Talk, Art Associates, Sangre de Christo Arts and Conference Center
  • 2011, Aqua Areas Watercolor Demonstrator
  • 2010, Aqua Areas Watercolor Demonstrator
  • 2010, Marketing Yourself as an Artist, Windsor Arts Council
  • 2009, 11/4, Demonstrator for Artists Round Table, "Enigma-Nuances of Painting the Eyes in a Portrait" watercolor
  • 2008, Jan., Deomonstration for Windosr Art Council, ”Communicating Magic and Presence in Portraits” watercolor
  • 2007, 5/17, Demonstrator for Art Workshops of Western Sonoma County (AWS), "Lemon Drop" pastel
  • 2007, 6/6, Demonstrator for Artists Round Table, "Yellow Daisies" watercolor
  • 2007, 11/8, Demonstrator for Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County (WASCO), "White Face" watercolor portrait

Affiliations:

  • Sangre de Christo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, CO
  • California Watercolor Association
  • Art Workshops of Western Sonoma County (AWS) Office held: 2008-2011 President; website producer/editor
  • Artists Round Table (ART), past member and website producer/editor
  • Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County (WASCO), past member, past website producer/editor and newsletter editor
  • Windsor Art Council (WAC), past member and Gallery Educational Activities Coordinator (GEAC)

Galleries:

  • The Upstairs Gallery, Healdsburg, CA
  • The Windsor Art Council Phantom Gallery, Windosr, CA
  • Abramson Gallery, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

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Katrina Small

Commission Katrina to create a painting for you.
Call 719-557-9997, or email Katrina@sonic.net.

Testimonials

"I am astounded! (The portrait) surpassed my wildest expectations. You not only captured my daughter's beauty, you captured her essence. Every detail is perfect, down to the eyebrows. It looks like a photograph, only better. I am speechless and overwhelmed." —AC

"Your art is so beautiful - gentle - uplifting to the spirit." —JSL 

"I recommend Katrina Small. She is very good, I think just right for your purposes, and reasonable ...She's also an excellent leader, a fine artist, and a lovely person." —JMC

"Everyone was so pleased with your demo..You held everyone's interest. You inspire me ..(and) have such a gentle way about you that pulls everyone into the space around you. Thank you so much for a wonderful demonstration." —LM

"Eric loved his portrait!!!!! He is so pleased. He couldn't think of a better gift he has ever received. My family all loves it too, and I show everyone who comes over. They just can't believe Murphy looks so real. It's like a photograph, only better!" —LGG

"Always such an inspiration to see your work Kat! I am once again awestruck!" —NR

"We really enjoyed your demo... and many said it was one of the very best... Your work is just beautiful" —LH

"You've done it again! I have to tell you that you go over the top!" —ML

"Once again you'll be cleaning up on awards... These paintings are sheer harvest poetry!" —SC

"OUTSTANDING WORK …very well organized and displayed! We are so very proud of you …you have developed your craft to a very HIGH level." —JR

"I just want to tell you again, thank you for all your work - when we asked you to take this on, I didn't realize what a fantastic job you were going to do - you really have the drive, the skills and the creativity to take this all on! We are very lucky you are our leader! Thanks for all your hard work - we do appreciate it!" —KHP

"Your work is just beautiful and I now know why, you take time and patient and layer." —LH

"Hey Katrina! Just had to tell you that you have out done yourself! The newsletter is fabulous! Many Thanks."-MR

"Oh my...your attention to detail makes me feel like I'm seeing for the first time!" —TTN

"Congratulations on the Judges Award of your wonderful painting at the Watercolor Exhibition at Coddingtown. It's one of my favorites - especially because of my love of cats! Good job." —GS

"Thank you Katrina, we love the painting." —SS

 


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