Le Fae Artist: Kate Carleton

Day 13 of Le Fae meets us with the lovely Kate Carleton!

Kate Carleton is a freelance Illustrator residing in Tampa,FL with her husband and dogs. She loves creating fanart and occasionally her own characters as well. She has done freelance work with galleries and clients like Knotts Berry Farm, Marvel, DC , Lucas Film, Sony, Fox, Nike, Fanatics, and more.

ARTWORK: “Crysta”
SIZE: 8”x10”
FOR SALE: $100
PRINTS: 8”x10” for $10

The originals and other items are available to purchase through the artist by visiting her at www.instagram.com/keelhaulkate. Please visit their page and message them on how to collect these original works of art.

MEET THE ARTIST

  • Start off and tell us your name! Who are you?

Kate Carleton

  • What kind of art do you create and what medium do you work in?

I create fun colorful illustrations in different mediums. From pop art culture I enjoy to original character creations. I love drawing on my Ipad using procreate and also using watercolors to paint as well.

  • When did you know you were an artist?

I realized this is what I wanted to do after obsessing over animated films growing up and spending my freetime drawing in my room.

  • 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?

I love fantasy! it’s my favorite genre. I applied to the show having done shows with BubblePop before and always having a good time/experience. So thinking about which fairies I loved, I remembered Ferngully. I loved the message of the film and the animation styles of Don Bluth studios. So it was decided I would make a piece based on the main character Crysta.

  • Where did you hear about Bubble Pop Gallery and what made you want to be in the show?

I have done several shows with Bubble Pop Gallery over the years and first found them through a mutual artist I follow online. I decided to apply and the rest is history.

  • Have you ever done a gallery show before? If yes, how many?

Yes I have. I’ve done shows with Popzilla Gallery, Knott’s Berry Farm, Mize Gallery, and Gallery 1988 as well.I’ve done it for a few years and have lost count, but this year has definitely been my most active with gallery work.

  • What is your favorite thing about being a creative?

I love just creating new characters or bringing joy to other drawing characters that I love and they love as well and bonding over that. I also have done a few commissions that were very touching to be asked to do from proposals to pet memorial portraits. I always feel honored when anyone wants a commission or buys arts from me. 

  • What inspires you?

So many things! Other artists I follow online to just places I enjoy. I know I always feel inspired when I get a chance to enjoy at least a few hours at Walt Disney World. Just the atmosphere and knowing one man built this from a dream inspires me daily to do more and relaxes me as well to clear my head tostart a new project. It’s my happy place.

  • How does art make the world a better place?

Art brings memories and feelings to others, whether they are good or bad. This is important because it lets us know we are alive and have emotions and feelings. Art can also send messages to the right people as well, helping with change sometimes for the better.

  • Where are you located?

Tampa, FL

  • What projects are you working on that you can tell us about?

Let’s see I have some art book submissions lately I’m waiting to hear back if I made the cut to be in the book, but one I know I will be in for sure coming out this year is a Firefly art book published by Printed in Blood and Titan Books. I believe it’s on Amazon for pre-order right now.I also have several shows coming up with Gallery 1988 this year.That’s all I can share for now…

  • Where can people find you?

You can find me on social media on
Instagram: www.instagram.com/keehaulkate
Twitter: www.twitter.com/keelhaulkate
Website:www.katecarleton-illustration.com

  • Anything else you would like to share?

I also learned how to do screen printing during quarantine with my husband and we also sell our own apparel designs under the name Okay Stuff. You can follow that account at www.instagram.com/okaystuffco if you enjoy my art.

LIVE ART SATURDAY & SUNDAY!

Follow Bubble Pop Gallery on Instagram on Friday at 1pm PST/4pm EST to watch Kate Carleton make art and doing some Q&A live on Instagram!

Tune in Sunday for another live but with Sey Studios!

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.

Be sure to turn on post notifications in Instagram so you don’t miss out! Go to our bio and click on the top right tab to turn them on.

Also subscribe to our website and never miss an announcement! Register at the bottom of our main page at www.bubblepopgallery.com!

Isle of Magic Marketplace Partner

We have joined forces with Isle of Magic Marketplace! Please check out their Instagram as they showcase daily vendors and shops with deals, exclusive items and more!

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