Description Erlkonig Series -- a father rides to get away from the Elfking, who wants to take his son. The boy is frightened. See the Elfking in the tree trunk on the right. Der Erlkonig is a poem by Goethe, set to music by Franz Schubert -- I sang it in a concert accompanied by pianist Linda Dowdell, to raise money for the Audubon Society.
Kathleen Wayne, Juneau Member Since July 2011 Artist Statement I paint in watercolor and acrylic. My Dad studied oil painting in New York City for a time, but did not pursue art as a career. I watched him sketch and paint when I was a child and still marvel at how he (and my talented sister) so easily create beautiful images with a brush. Other favorite artists include Caroline Garland, Matthew Bates, Rie Munoz, JIm Fowler, and George Rogers. I teach voice and sing opera, and music has influenced my work. Music and painting can both tell a story, but a painting lasts longer than an aria.
I like to watch birds and listen to them sing, and my husband would say that I talk to them and other creatures -- no comment. Most of my work is inspired by patterns, stories, and mysteries that I observe in Nature. I'm working on writing and illustrating a story for children, featuring characters you can find in my gallery, including Seli and Corvus, who inhabit a secret world in nature.
I enjoy painting with my daughters, who are creative and talented young ladies.