"Using Middle America as her muse, Kowch draws the history of a particular place -- invariably rural -- to the surface as it collides with a new reality in layers of metaphor and moodiness. The faces of her women may remind you of characters in a Tim Burton film."
--Steve Parks, Newsday

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sneak Peek. . . Coming Soon!



Sneak Peek! Tons of new things from me are coming your way in the coming weeks and months. You probably already noticed the new imagery that graces the header above, as well as the image you see here. If you're wondering, "Hey! Are those the girls from the paintings?" you are correct! Stay tuned for an anthology I'll have coming out later in 2009 filled with past and present work, my personal writings about it, and recent photoshoots of me and my team in action. This is the first time I decided to go all out, leaving the quick reference shots that take place in my studio behind, and actually having my models get into character and go out with me on location. A sure treat for the eyes it will be, folks. In the meantime, think of this as a teaser.

Alongside this personal project, I'm illustrating a full-length children's picture book for the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Motherhouse in Monroe, MI, to be published this summer and due out Christmas 2009. Work has already commenced on it, and I'm excited to now be delving into the long-term project.

Along with that, pages are being filled with new sketches for paintings, canvases are being prepped, a group show is in the works, and new juried competitions will be entered. Lots to stay on top of, and I'll be keeping you all posted!

6 comments:

Lee said...

You've got a good grip on marketing tactics. You could've been an Ad girl!

Lauren Moyer said...

I love those pictures!!! i wanna see more. When you go on more photo shoots i wanna come!!!! Love it! You need to help me with photo shoots.

Maureen said...

these pictures are stunning! i love them. that must have been fun bringing the models to the actual environment. can't wait to see more of what you're working on!

Wayne Porter said...

really excited about the new work!

Marcyanna said...

I have tagged you...
Check out my blog for the rules if you want to participate.

GRAÇA CRUZ LIMA said...

Wow! The way you transform simple and everyday little things, like "Grandma's homemade pie" in such a marvelous pictures... I love it!