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Katie Preston
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
Sometimes when I dream, I am swimming in the ocean I love so much. The light dances on the bottom of the sea and kelp joins the rhythm of the currents. Out of the darkness beyond, familiar black and white faces come into the light to greet me. We smile at each other and play games for hours and hours. I am like a child that never wants to stop pretending. When it's time to wake up I am sad to go but I know we will meet again soon.

Waking up is not all bad though, it only means I get to use my gifting to recreate what I saw. You may think that it is a horrible cliche for an artist to be inspired by such an over done subject matter such as whales. However, like many other 4 year old's that saw Free Willy in 1993, my heart has been forever taken with them. It’s a passion that just won’t cease and however many times I’ve tried to suppress it, they just keep swimming back into my dreams and onto the nearest surface I can paint on.

My style is childlike and I try to keep it very illustrative. In my art I try to paint from what I have seen in the natural world. However, I am a dreamer both waking and sleeping. There are moments I have had with animals in the wild and paint from those experiences. In my dreams though, I see them in settings both surreal and real. My mind is always flooded with emotions, color and far away places. I believe this gift is a great privilege and I am truly grateful to have the ability to share it with you.

Katie Preston

Please check out my shop and help me go to school!…

Current Residence: P-town
deviantWEAR sizing preference: uh...medium?
Print preference: Giclee Prints printed with epson professional 98xx printer with ultra chrome k3 vivid magenta inks
Favourite genre of music: Everything! I honestly have no limitations.
Favourite photographer: Stacy Porter
Favourite style of art: Surrealism,Wildlife, impressionism, cubism, abstract...etc.
Favourite cartoon character: Toothless the Night Fury




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wickedlovelyfaery Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I never did leave comments on your art, so I did a couple! Gotta get working on my orca presentation that's on Tuesday but know that I adore your art! :D
JAJAwhales Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry it took me some time, thank you for the favourite.
whitetippedwaves Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

You've been hugged!
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their profile!)

1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 6 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their user page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay!
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
knight-of-sand Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav, my dear :hug::heart:!!
futureshamutrainer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Writer
Wow! Your art is AMAZING!! :faint: lol and my name is Katie Rose :D
OrcaAmy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
I :heart: your amazing artwork! :faint:
KatieRosePreston Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness! Thank you for all the favorites! I'm so delighted that you've taken an interest in my artwork; it really means a lot to me <3.
OrcaAmy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Your artwork is so amazing :worship:
KatieRosePreston Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well shucks! I'm so happy you think so <3. I'm no idol though :)!
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JAJAwhales Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the beautiful comment and the favourite; your work is also very beautiful.
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