Katrina was born and raised in Cebu, Philippines until immigrating in 1998 with her family to Toronto, Canada. The passion and decision to pursue a career as an artist has been with her for as long as she can remember. Eventually she attended Seneca College for the Independent Illustration program where she honed her skills in both digital and traditional disciplines. She specializes in acrylic paintings and has performed as a live painter in Art Battle competitions, winning multiple times. On the side she works as a freelance graphic designer and painter. Katrina hopes to see the rest of the world and be able to share her work with people around the globe some day. With an eye for artistic adventures, she is continually experimenting with new styles and mediums in her art.
A prominent quality among my pieces are a play on surfaces in order to show familiar images in an uncommon light/perspective. It’s always interested me to see a bridge between human nature and mother nature itself. Imagery I play with ranges from elements of nature (such as plants/flowers) and personifying them with human features like faces and skulls to a more loose painterly/abstract style to convey emotions and movement. I essentially believe in the power of the unusual. The more unusual or abstract, the more effective I believe it could be to resonating with ideas that can’t always be explained in a conventional manner.
Illustration, Graphic/Digital Art, Painting
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