Grasslands Featured Artist
November Featured Artist: Kalina -
Kalina is a grade 11 student from Duchess School. She was nominated by her teacher, Mr. Wardrop, because of her talent as an artist and her dedication to art as a discipline.
"Through her work she has developed into a creative and versatile artist, tackling a variety of media and taking purposeful risks in her projects that reflect a deep and thoughtful style. Kalina is dedicated to her Art, and her growth as an artist. She is often the first person in class and the last to leave, often using her flex time as an additional studio block. She takes great steps to continue her development as an artist and push herself towards perfection; all while having fun and inspiring others. When students walk by the art room, it is usually Kalina's projects that make them stop and double take."
Although largely self-motivated, Kalina has also been fortunate to have avid support from both her family and teachers. Her body of work is mainly composed of crisp, precise pencil sketches and cartoons. Creating is an expressive way for her to release stress and calm her mind.
After graduation, Kalina plans to attend a post-secondary art program, and has even considered working as a professional tattoo artist. She is hoping to refine her skills and learn new techniques that push her out of her comfort zone as she continues her journey as an artist.
Artist's Quote: "Express your emotions."
Check out a selection of Kalina's work here: Grasslands Featured Artist