Kat Swearingen


“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
-Albert Einstein

At age five, my first drawing was Disney’s Cinderella. Though I began painting and drawing realistic faces, later in life I discovered the pure pleasure of playing with watercolor inks on mat board. When I paint with this medium, it’s messy, it’s discovery, it’s magic and I am a child at play. I watch the paint merge and mingle while I move the surface and add water….time disappears and mysterious magic begins. After the painting is dry, I slice it up with my bevel edge cutter and reassemble. When I am finished playing and the painting is complete, I recall my fascination as a child with the intricacies of marbles and delicate colors in soap bubbles, and of course, Disney’s animation.