Fine Artist Kaitlyn Page Surrealism Portrait Paintings
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Surrealism Inspired Portrait Paintings

My name is Kaitlyn Page and I’m a 25 year old Erie, Pennsylvania based watercolor & mixed media fine artist who enjoys exploring depth and meaning behind unity, oneness with self, psychology behind emotions and feelings, and man’s relationship/interconnectedness with the natural world. I would describe my work as being based on the surreal, psychedelia, and reality. I try to use these elements to create an ethereal and otherworldly realm where the metaphysical and natural world meet. I’ve always had a strong love for nature, meticulous detail, mysterious symbolism, and surrealism, which can often be found in my work.

Fine Artist Kaitlyn Page Surrealism Portrait Paintings

I’ve been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember, but I never really saw myself as being a professional artist at a young age. Becoming an artist came with time, just as most good things do. I struggled for several years thinking I should have gone to college to study art, or that I had no real direction as to where I wanted to take it. These things drove me to do what I do now and I have been working as a freelance artist since graduating highschool, although I really didn’t start to get anywhere until several years later. The first few years of my career was focussed solely on commission work, but as of recent, I have gotten away from this to focus more on things that genuinely inspire me to create. For the most part, I found commissions to be very stressful. I wanted to FEEL something; a spark that envelops you when you get an idea. That idea can give me the most visceral experience because I imagine what it would feel like to put down on paper and it’s just glorious. It’s more of an urge than just a simple desire to paint. I often enter into a “flow state,” where nothing else around me matters except for the world I am immersed in when painting and listening to music. It’s a place where the outside world can be tuned out and my inner world can be turned on.

People often ask where I get my inspiration from and how I work with watercolors in such a detail oriented way. I’ve always been someone who was driven by the idea of perfecting something. I’ve also always loved tiny details. As a child, I adored tiny replicas for their many minute details. Details make my world go round and I think working in watercolors satisfies this part of my natural desire for these things. Watercolor is a difficult medium that requires a lot of patience and many layers working with tiny brushes. You can’t afford to mess up a watercolor painting because there is no way to paint over imperfections. Every detail needs extreme attention and it’s the perfect challenge for someone like myself. ~ Kaitlyn Page

Fine Artist Kaitlyn Page Surrealism Portrait Paintings“Holding On To Letting Go,” Watercolor, 11×15″, 2020

Fine Artist Kaitlyn Page Surrealism Portrait Paintings“Lost In the Moment,” Watercolor & White Ink, 9×12″, 2020

Fine Artist Kaitlyn Page Surrealism Portrait Paintings

“Ripple II”, Watercolor & White Ink, 11×15″, 2020

Fine Artist Kaitlyn Page Surrealism Portrait Paintings“Mush Mouth,” Watercolor & White Ink, 9×12″, 2020

Fine Artist Kaitlyn Page Surrealism Portrait Paintings“Mystic,” Watercolor & White Ink, 11×15″, 2019

Fine Artist Kaitlyn Page Surrealism Portrait Paintings“Untitled,” Watercolor & White Ink, 10×10.5″, 2019

Fine Artist Kaitlyn Page Surrealism Portrait Paintings“Garden,” Watercolor & White Ink, 9×12″, 2019

Fine Artist Kaitlyn Page Surrealism Portrait Paintings“The Duet,” Watercolor, White Ink & Pen, 11×14″, 2015

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