Day 8 of Le Fae meets us with a new week and a new artist! Welcome to Karrie Rhodes!
Karrie Rhodes Painting + Mixed Media = The world of pop art and fantasy collide. As a child of the 80s, I fell in love with bright colors, contrasting designs, and the mystery of Sci-Fi thrillers. These inspirations have led me to design fun filled images with the nostalgia of childhood and a touch of pop art. I spent my childhood in the Midwest but planted roots in California. I enjoy contributing to local art programs, installations, and art shows. You can find my permanent art at the Sounds of Downtown and many art exhibits throughout the country. I teach acrylic sip n paints every Sunday and enjoy sparking the creative side in everyone I meet.
I am often asked when I started creating, drawing, painting… I can remember at a small age, maybe 4-5, using the Comic strip in newspapers or my brothers DND books to create art. I loved the bold outlines of the comics and characters. I could sit and paint for hours. I was encouraged by my parent to keep drawing and painting. This leads to today, with years of creating, I am blessed to share my art with you. Feel free to follow my art journey on Instagram, Facebook, and my Etsy Shop, GoodyK Art.
Two sized prints available.
Two sized prints available.
Two sized prints avaliable.
The original is available to purchase through the artist by visiting her at www.instagram.com/goodyk_art. Please visit their page and message them on how to collect this original work of art.
MEET THE ARTIST
- Start off and tell us your name! Who are you?
Hello, I am Karrie Rhodes, I spent my childhood in the Midwest but planted roots in California. I enjoy contributing to local art programs, installations, and art shows. I teach acrylic sip n paints every Sunday at 2pm PST and enjoy sparking the creative side in everyone I meet.
- What kind of art do you create and what medium do you work in?
The world of pop art and fantasy collide. As a child of the 80s, I fell in love with bright colors, contrasting designs, and the mystery of Sci-Fi thrillers. These inspirations have led me to design fun filled images with the nostalgia of childhood and a touch of pop art.
- When did you know you were an artist?
At a young age I would teach fantasy art class to all my stuffies and Barbies, maybe even He-Man, loved to draw new comic book characters, and learning about different arts (I still do all these things). These may all be signs, but it was fate that made me realize, Hey I am an artist.
- Le Fae is about all things magical fairy! Tell us about why you applied to the show and what inspired the work you made for the curated collection?
Growing up in the countryside Nebraska on a lake and the river. My world was nature, fantasy, and mystical things. From misty fog covered lakes to frost bitten forests the Fae were all around me. Including my sketches. When I saw the artist call, I knew I had magic to add to the Le Fae. So enchanted to be part of the show.
- Where did you hear about Bubble Pop Gallery and what made you want to be in the show?
Bakersfield has a growing art culture. Meeting Sey, and the inspiration she brings to both the Gallery and her artwork. I have loved every show, the artists and all the exciting things to come.
- Have you ever done a gallery show before? If yes, how many?
Yes, throughout my art career, I have showed art from the Midwest to Seattle down to the South. Hoping to expand to more shows throughout the USA.
- What is your favorite thing about being a creative?
I love to look at a finished piece and think of how art it has come. How a piece of art is created from the blank stage and the final product.
- What inspires you?
There is inspiration all around us, I love to peek into children’s creative minds and examine a seasoned artist process. Nature, nature keeps us going, the growth, change, and colors.
- Where are you located?
I am in Sunny Bakersfield, California.
- What projects are you working on that you can tell us about?
I am currently working on building a larger t-shirt designs and sticker shop. Hopefully by the end of Summer.
- Where can people find you?
Le Fae Virtual Art Show
Every day in February we will be featuring a new artist in our first ever LE FAE VIRTUAL ART SHOW. That’s right, every day a new artist with new fairy inspired artwork in a enchanting curated gallery like no one has ever seen! In celebration of our 3rd birthday, 100% of all sales of this show’s artwork will go directly to the artists.
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