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Kathryn Noska

Painting

Noska is an oil painter of mystic still life in mythic landscapes using representational symbolism and philosophic whimsy. She has an AFA from Montgomery County Community College, and is a nationally award winning artist. A favorite quote of Noska comes from Antoine de Saint Exupéry, “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral”. Her persistence to use safe art materials is from developing Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, an unusually severe allergy-like reaction to extremely low levels and many different kinds of chemicals and toxicants. This not only greatly impacts her daily life, but influences her artistic journey and choice of media. Through much research, she now uses solvent-free painting techniques, cold-pressed walnut oil paint and eco-friendly panels.