Kathryn Anderson

Kathryn Anderson is an artist and printmaker living in Tacoma, Washington, USA. Classically trained in the visual arts, Kathryn studied at The Art Students League in Manhattan, New York, and was a Fine Arts Printmaking major at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

Kathryn sells her work internationally and is represented by two galleries in Washington State.

Her highly detailed work strives to capture the beauty, mystery, and imagery that moves her spirit.

She is most inspired by our natural world, and many of her works show the influence of her gardening, birdwatching, and excursions into the wild. She is captivated by the small details of the beauty she sees around her. By really studying her subjects, be they flora, fauna, or the human form, she feels that she better understands their essence and knows them more deeply.

Kathryn’s work focuses mainly on printmaking, specifically linocut and etching. The process of printmaking is a very old hands-on process, from the concept and drawing through the carving of the linoleum, or the very process-heavy method of preparing, etching, and individually printing the copper plate by hand. This work is her passion.

There is a bit of magic in the reveal of every print that is made by hand, head, and heart. Printmaking also makes art more accessible to everyone.

With all the process involved in printmaking, and so many variables to overcome, it’s important to get the right paper! As print editions are created it’s important to get the very best quality paper for consistent editioning and the best outcome.

Kathryn’s absolute favourite paper for linocut prints is Somerset Satin.

It was recommended by several of her favourite printmakers, and its beautiful smooth surface and perfect weight have made it her go-to paper.

It’s also a very versatile paper, and Kathryn is now using Somerset paper for her etchings as well.

Website: www.ktastudio.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/kathy.traxler.anderson
Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/KTAfineart
Linktree: linktr.ee/kathy.traxler.anderson

Kathryn's articles on our blog
Lino Cut Printmaking
Somerset Testimonial

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Kathryn Anderson Moonflower, Linocut by Kathryn Anderson on Somerset Satin Two for Joy, Linocut by Kathryn Anderson on Somerset Satin Song of the Saw Whet Owl, Etching by Kathryn Anderson on Somerset