Join us at Katherine Studio at 3148 Birmingham Drive in Fort Collins, CO 80526
Artists Katherine Skaggs and Jennifer Carmack have come together as the Wild Women they are, to Create, to Co-Create and to express the power of "Wild Women." What is a Wild Woman Creating? Both Jen and Katherine explore going outside of the boundaries of what it means to be an artist, a human, a creative, and a woman... Wild Women Creating have FULL ON PERMISSION to authentically, wildly CREATE!
One of Katherine's mentor's Lydia Ruyle — a wise woman, scholar, artisan, crone mentor — would say, "We've heard His-Story, its time to tell Her-Story... JUST DO IT!"
So in light of this wisdom, both Katherine and Jennifer are here to do just that — to embody, to vision, to express, to lead, to go within, and bring it out for others to remember their true nature. Gaze upon these art offerings and connect to your own story, to your own light, to your own journey.
I have been creating art since I remember. I have photos of me drawing at age 3, always replicating life in one form or another. I began painting at age 14 with oils, then watercolors at 19, later to embrace the beautiful intensity of high quality Golden acrylic paints. As I began to explore the esoteric, mystical nature of the Universe, I began to move from realism to the expression of energy and spirit creating form. I dove deep into the metaphysical, spiritual aspects in life, in my late 20s, ultimately asking how my art and spirituality came together. The answer came in a vision and a download, Soul Portraits! Terrified I understood my place was to reflect the essence of one's soul in a painting with color, symbol, and the indication of energy and not just form. Simultaneously I was to channel story and words of the soul's 'bigness' to them, narrating the deeper meaning of the soul. I knew healing and soul restoration would come through the painting and the session.
Since the early 2000s I have been channeling goddesses, archangels, ascended masters, and other Divine beings who live in the etheric worlds but are here to help humanity.
My journey as an artist like most artists has been a reflection of my experience of this world I exist in. I have worked as a yoga teacher and energy healer for over 20 years. I have had conversations with people about trauma, healing, energy systems and how the mind and body are reflections of all these aspects of ourself. And I feel like my art reflects that.
Whether I am inspired to spend time in a portrait or a mandala, work in acrylic or work in collage, I am drawn to look for the underlying layer. What each line in a face communicates, the road map for each symbol in a mandala that takes your into the experience of what is real and not just a hope for perfection. Every piece I make is an exploration of parts of myself, and the more I do that work the more I realize how universal it is. It’s like the more specific and vulnerable, the more connection we feel. When I create I like to practice opening up to what wants to come thru the portal of the canvas. From that space, inspiration and communication with the energy of this wild world comes through.