Pastelist at Heart
Katrina Kuivinen is an artist with a passion for all things wildlife. Having a huge interest in biology, Katrina attended PLU to pursue a degree in that field, only to discover her true calling and graduating with a Bachelors of Arts degree. Art has always been a part of her life, but she did not really start painting until 2014 after discovering pastels. Being a self-taught artist is a constant learning experience, but it also helps to make her pieces more unique. She even makes her own wood frames with her husband's help located in Graham Washington. Thanks to the support of her husband and three children, she is now able to start sharing her love of wildlife through her pastels and oils.
September, 2021 Honorable mention in a large class of over 100 pastels at the Fine Art Show in Puyallup, WA
September, 2019 1st place oil (out of over 250 oils) and honorable mention in miniatures, Puyallup WA
July, 2019 Equine Art Show, Second place for best pastel in the show.
July 13-15, 2018-Jean G. Barclay Memorial Award for Pastel and Drawing, Emerald Downs, Auburn WA
April 2018-Hororable Mention, Spring Invitational Show, Puyallup WA
April 2018-Professional Judges Choice Pastel/Drawing, Spring Invitational Art Show, Puyallup WA
October 2017-Fred Oldfield Show, Puyallup WA
September 2017-Best in Show (over 750 entries in the show), Puyallup Fair, WA
September 2017-Honorable Mention and 3 People's Choice, WA
2017-Spokane Valley Arts Auction, Spokane WA
Feb 2017-Accepted into the London Gallery for Wildlife Artist of the year Competition
September 2016-3rd Place Pastel/Drawing (out of over 400 pastels/drawings entered), WA
October 2016-Nancy McLaughlin Award
October 2016-Fred Oldfield Show, Puyallup WA