I am artist and writer whose work exists in the space between abstract and figurative. Evolving over the years from a more illustrative style, my current work still contains strong narrative themes, approached from a less literal, more interpretive way.
I work in mixed-media, currently drawn to monoprints on plexiglass or other non-porous material using ink or acrylic paint. In my work, the medium is less fixed than the message, and I am always looking for more and interesting ways to articulate the story I am looking to tell through the piece.
As a self-taught artist, I have come to accept the gifts of process over perfection, and to see my lack of formal training as a gift that allows me to experiment, make messes and stumble upon “new-to-me” discoveries and sparks in pursuit of creativity.
Before I was an artist, I was, and still am a writer. A journalist since 1999, my writing now primarily exists in partnership with the visual art I create, to support the work and enhance the story.
My current multi-genre, mixed-media project is Pine Curtain Stories, which documents a family history and community culture across several generations in rural East Texas. I am creating a body of work toward the goal of showing it and/or selling pieces in 2021. Currently, this is a print series although I know it will evolve over time.
Art has been a sustaining element in my life, not only in the fun of creating it, but also in exploring art communities at home and away.
“Art is our memory of love. The most an artist can do through their work is say, let me show you what I have seen, what I have loved, and perhaps you will see it and love it too.” Annie Bevan
Get in Touch
If you would like to connect with me as a potential exhibiting art space, publication interested in my story and perspective, collector interested in purchasing completed work, or just to say hi, please email info (at) khattakstudios.com. I am currently closed to print sales, product and decor design and most commissions.
info (at) khattakstudios.com
My art store will relaunch Oct. 15, 2020 with new original work!
Art and writing from the Pine Curtain Project will publish as a collectible book in 2021.