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Featured Artist – Katie Rivers

During my life I have stepped across the paths of many people with the surname ‘Rivers;’

Dan Rivers a fine chap with straight edge inclinations.
Lewis Riversthe brother of a fine chap with Straight Edge inclinations.
Joan Riversthe love of my life.

Katie Rivers 11

Yet none have been so artistically delectable as one Katie Yelda Zeretski Rivers, a performance artist,  painter, carpenter and Michelin star chef, who insists that she wasn’t the one who stole the balsa wood from the Blue Peter garden in 1998.

At 24 she has the world at her fingertips, with the callouses on the underside of her hands testament to a relentless work ethic that has only temporarily been curbed due to her relatively new surroundings.

Now residing in Queenstown, New Zealand, Katie is granted easy access to some of the most aesthetically stunning landscapes in the world on a daily basis; only the emotionless could fail to find splendour in the cacophony of conspicuous mountains, lakes and clear skies that make the town one of the crown jewels of Oceania.

With the incredible spectrum of content within Ms Rivers’ portfolio, it’s obvious that she’s one to watch in the art world over the next few years, with a captivating personality backing up some serious and varied creative talent.

To take a peek at Katie Rivers’ website simply click anywhere on this paragraph!

Written by Dom Kureen

As a young rapscallion stranded on an Island, my time is split between writing, performing spoken word, wrestling alligators and delivering uplifting pep talks to hairdressers before they prune me. I meditate and wash daily when possible.

Featured Artist: Debbie Chessell

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to stumble upon a host of captivating visual portraits when passing the Isle of Wight’s premier art shop: ‘Forget Me Not’. Astoundingly it turned out to be the work of a 17 year-old.

Debbie Chessell - June Artist 2Debbie Chessell is, it transpires, not only a fantastic painter, but also a talented photographer and designer. For those reasons I was ecstatic when she agreed to be the featured artist for June.

Subjects range from political figures such as Rosa Parks to musician Jack Johnson, the sultry Marilyn Monroe and even Isle of Wight based professional body piercer, Emma Melson.

So, enough waffle from me – take a look at the gallery below! All contact details for the artist are at the bottom of the page.

 

Take a look at Debbie’s website or Tumblr, where you can get in contact and gain further information.

 

 

 

Written by Dom Kureen

As a young rapscallion stranded on an Island, my time is split between writing, performing spoken word, wrestling alligators and delivering uplifting pep talks to hairdressers before they prune me. I meditate and wash daily when possible.