Kathy Cornwell, Printmaker and Mixed Media Artist

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Kathy Cornwell, Printmaker and Mixed Media Artist

Kathy Cornwell should have known she’d be a printmaker at five years old, when she made handprints on the wall of her friend’s basement and was stunned when the prints didn’t resonate with her friend’s family. Unfortunately, it took 45 years for Cornwell to reunite with printmaking, a process that takes her right back to the spontaneity and joy she felt in that basement (before being yelled at and sent home).

Cornwell is a printmaker and mixed media collage artist based in Fairfax Station, Virginia. She has been creating monotypes using a gelatin plate since 2018 and she often creates mixed media collages with her prints. An enthusiastic daily hiker and world traveler, Cornwell has a deep sensitivity for the beauty of nature (from the large and majestic to the small and overlooked). Her work blends experience, memory, awe, and angst.

Self-taught in midlife, Cornwell has entered the art world running. Since 2022, she has participated in numerous juried group exhibitions nationwide and her work has been featured in four international art publications including Women United Art Magazine and Suboart Magazine. She was a finalist for the 2023 Women Art United Art Prize in printmaking and her work was shortlisted for the 2022 Contemporary Collage Magazine awards. She is represented by Broadway Gallery in Great Falls and Alexandria, Virginia.

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