Wendy Catlin MIXED MEDIA ARTIST
When Wendy is working on her art, she feels happy and focussed. She feels free to make marks, to put down colour, to make textures. She has learned that no matter what she does it is okay.... When first starting an art project, there is no plan, no expectation... just play and experiment with the paints and tools on hand... never knowing what is going to happen next... what shapes will appear. As a piece develops the play slows down and a bit of thinking starts to happen. It is time figure out the puzzle of design and value. Then the risk kicks in. Do what feels good... if Wendy doesn’t like it, she covers it up and risks again. Wendy makes her art for herself. Knowing this takes the pressure off of caring about people’s opinions or expectations of what art is. Creating art brings her joy. This is the most important thing. Motto: Play, Experiment, Risk, Repeat.