(American, 20th century-) is a writer and self-taught watercolorist from East Aurora, New York.
She finds the subjects for her art (winged creatures and plant-kingdom treasures) within the fields, ponds and woodlands of her beloved Knox Farm State Park. She hopes to reveal the intricate details of the cycles of nature, the luminous particulars she notices in natural objects, such as a single seedhead of grass, broken acorn, decaying leaf, or a furry-winged moth.
She aspires to portray each plant or creature in a way that reveals its uniqueness, right down to the beautiful venations and mouldy-spots in leaves. It is the desire to urge others pause, and to look a bit more closely, that stokes her creative fire in both writing and visual art.
It is only natural, when you love colours as much as I do, that you eventually try to paint with them. I am not comfortable calling myself an artist, yet, maybe more of a dilettante, but I love art in every way. Many of my friends are artists and they are a constant inspiration to me. It is such a joy to see something through the eyes of an artist. That is what the very best of them do—they show us the world through their eyes.
You can visit the artist’s website at kateriewing.com
Visit her online magazine Unweaving the Nest Weekly at unweavingthenest.com
Visit her page at the American Society for Botanical Artists asba-art.org.com
(Source: The artist’s biographical information.)