Kathryn Whiteford

Hi, I’m Kat! An Australian artist of fantasy, surrealism and portraiture. I work in watercolours, coloured pencils, acrylics, oils and digital media.

In 2019 I started a new series: A Year of Elves. Learn more about the series in this blog post. You can also follow this journey on Instagram and Twitter. I created the hashtag #yearofelves on both IG and Twitter.

I love Jesus, my husband Andrew (an amazing photographer), our teenage son (who’s growing into an inspiring young man), and our crazy but lovable cat, Flynn.

We live in the city of Geelong, Australia.

Let’s work together

Do you have an original character you’d like a portrait of? Or something else you’d  like painted? I’m open for commissions! See this page for more information.

Watch me paint and draw

I started a YouTube channel to share my art processes and encourage other artists in their work. There are over 70 art videos to watch right now!

Materials I use

Digital Painting:
– Photoshop
– Wacom Intuos 3

Oil painting:
– Winsor & Newton Artists’ Oils
– Gamblin Artists Oils
– Liquin Original
– Gamsol Odourless Mineral Spirit

Acrylic painting:
– Derivan Matisse Flow Acrylics
– Liquitex Basics
– Liquitex Professional Gesso

Watercolour painting:
– Sennelier L’Aquarelle Artists Watercolour Pans
– Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache

Coloured Pencils:
– Caran d’Ache Luminance
– Faber-Castell Polychromos

Surfaces:
– Fredrix Watercolour Canvas
– Fredrix NatureCore Board
– Ampersand Gessobord
– Wood/MDF Panels
– Arches Smooth 300gsm Watercolour Paper
– Fabriano Artistico 300gsm Watercolour Paper
– Mi-Tientes Pastel Paper
– Art Spectrum Colourfix Paper

Publications

Connect with me

Email
kat@kathrynwhiteford.com

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/c/KathrynWhiteford

Instagram
http://instagram.com/kathrynwhiteford

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/KatWhitefordArt

Twitter
https://twitter.com/KatWhitefordArt

Art Prints
https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathryn-whiteford/shop