My name is Kathleen Nolan, and I am the owner and artist of Caritas Art Studio where I create Fine Art Reproduction Paintings in oil or chalk, fashion art including hand painted clothing, as well as designing and hand sewing clothing, art photography, writing, and furniture painting. Caritas is Latin for a benevolent, charitable love for mankind, and it is my belief that artists are created in every generation to elevate mankind to his highest awareness of beauty in the world that might otherwise be overlooked. There is much suffering in the world, but there is also great beauty, and artists of all forms are those who share their gifts to transform how man sees the world. It is by far my honor to be even a small part of such a meaningful endeavor. This piece is a fine art reproduction of John William Waterhouse’s “Boreas” in oil. It is a depiction of a woman struggling against an unseen force of nature, in this case Boreas, the North Wind in Greek mythology, displaying both, at once, her fragility and her strength. During this time in history while we struggle against Covid as a society, I believe the parallels are clear of the fragility of mankind against the forces of nature, making it a timely piece to inspire in us all strength and resilience. My work has been featured in the online art magazine The Turquoise Iris Journal, issue one, and I have also been interviewed on the Turquoise Iris Podcast for my work as an artist. In addition, my work has been chosen to be sold on the Chairish website, a marketplace for high end fine art and antique sales which is competitive, and only those who are approved are featured.
My work can be viewed on my Instagram or Facebook business pages under Caritas Art Studio, including progress videos of my work and featuring Boreas videos of both the sketch process and the painting process. You can find my work on all my platforms under the link www.linktr.ee/CaritasArtStudio.