'This painting is based on fairy tale that I wrote long ago. A boy was told that if he caught a falling star, it would become the girl of his dreams. He went out every night to try to catch his star. One night, he was almost asleep and didn't notice when a star fell on his hand. It felt a little hot so he absent mindedly shook his hand, and she fell on the ground and died. He went out many more nights, but never caught her again. We need to be watchful and open to see and receive blessings that may offer themselves for brief moments... moments that could change our lives.'
Kat Viva, Marathon, Ontario, Canada Member Since December 2008 Artist Statement Kat lost her fight with brain cancer on August 4, 2009 at the age of 50. Proceeds from your purchases will be contributed to the Kat Viva Northern Environment Fund. Her family thanks you.
Kat Viva (Katja Viventsova) studied fine art in Russia, and has presented her work at exhibits in Russia, Norway, Finland and Sweden. Her watercolor "After Skiing" appeared on the cover of "The Northern Review" in 1999. Kat gave Art Classes to fellow cancer patients at the Regional Cancer Centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Kat is also an accomplished international scientist. She has given invited lectures on the environmental impacts of pollution in Canada, Scotland and other countries.
Diagnosed with brain cancer in May 2007, Kat endured four brain surgeries and many other treatments. Through all this, she continued to paint and sketch her visions of the beauty in nature and people, and the emotions of her struggle.
If you wish to learn more about her fight against brain cancer, click here.