Wednesday, December 5, 2007

About Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

"Self Portrait"
18x24 oil on canvas


Artist Statement:

I began my career at four years old, in the back seat of my parents car, as they traveled the countryside. I have been exhilarated and tormented by art ever since. I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night thinking about it.
I paint and sculpt women primarily; in their daily lives, in lives they might be afraid of, and in lives they wish they had. My goal has always remained the same; to hear them breathing and to know the passion I feel in my soul is met by theirs.

So I sing:
"Hold me close dear angel,
muster up a little tune,
and rock me like a serpent,
that rises to the moon."

In every single one of my paintings my objective is to 'know them' . To let each one reveal their own vision or message. I am often astounded as their presence unfolds & I am met with who they are. I then realize that who 'they' are, defines me as well. My hope is that my paintings & sculptures relate to you, their audience & that they give you the message you need for your own heart and soul.


I owned and operated my own souvenir pottery business. I had eight contracted workers and one full time shipper. Products were created, hand sculpt, wheel thrown and personalized to meet each clients specific needs. My company shipped to most National Parks, Disney World, J C Penny and over 1000 specialty shops all over the US. I completely understand deadlines. Most souvenirs are purchased for summer sales with a small window for re-orders. After 20 years in the souvenir business I decided to focus on my painting and sculpting.
My website is I am a figurative artist and illustrator. If you check out my website you will see that I am very prolific in oils. My paintings are collected worldwide. I also do sculpture. I have illustrated for Hay House Inc.,"Women Who Do Too Much" CARDS taken from Anne Wilson Schaef's book "Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much". I also illustrated for Neil Davidson, who was considered for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing, and several other publications.


Complete bio upon request.


About the Art and Blog

There are several series of Hawaiian works on this blog:

The Mermaid Baby
Flowers - Oils
"ke ala o Pele" Series- Oils
"Hawaiian Legacy" Series (Sepia toned series)
Landscape - Oils
Misc. Hawaiian Paintings - Oils
Scenes & Misc. Watercolors 6x8
Sculpture - Work in Progress
People- Watercolors 6x8
Birds, Animals & Misc. Watercolors 6x8
People - Watercolors 11x4 1/2
Flowers - Watercolors 11x4 1/2


Kathy Ostman-Magnusen


Represented by Monkdogz Urban Art,, Inc.

Monkdogz Urban Art, Inc.

547 West 27th Street

5th floor

New York, NY 10001


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