"Flowers in the Abstract" Mixed media collage on canvas 31" x 31"
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."
Kathryn Adele Schumacher
"De-constructed" Mixed media collage on canvas 24" x 36"
Kathryn Schumacher received her BA degree from Rollins College with majors in fine art & art history. After graduation she embarked on a career in both the Advertising and Broadcast industries. After 16 years Kathryn decided to pursue her passions of art and design, starting with the UCLA post-graduate program in Interior Design. She’s spent the last 24 years working primarily in residential Interior Design through her company, Kathryn Schumacher Designs, LLC. She also started a separate, custom decorative pillow business to market her unique, hand-made pillows, fabrics and trimmings at trunk shows-- in various cities.
In addition to her design, sewing and golf, Kathryn travels to Africa and works with two non-profit organizations--World Women Work and Save the Elephants. Her travels around the world have strengthened and supported her interest in photography, art and textiles.
At this point in her career Kathryn is committed to pursuing her life-long joy and dream of being an artist-- working primarily in Collage. Ever since I was five years old I have wanted to be an artist. In the interior design business I assemble various elements and put them together--which is similar to Collage. In my Collage works I try constantly and consistently to provide a pleasing continuum for the eye by connecting color, line and texture so that one can "rove" with their eyes while they view and explore my art. These Collages consist of acrylic and watercolor paints, pen & ink, fabric, and cut paper. I also incorporate Batik on rice paper and Encaustic. I enjoy working with wax as you never know what the outcome will be! Cutting and selecting pieces of paper involves an editing process which is both fun and rewarding.
I have always been an "intrepetive" painter and not as much a realist. The reason I love Collage is that ideas, themes, and organic shapes seem to emerge on their own from this creative process. The elements of color, texture, patterns, and spatial relationships all collaborate to form a multi-layered composition.
She currently resides in Florida and Maine with her Scottie "Winston".