Katrin Keiningham, Kreative Kat
My art is up close and personal. I love the expression of the eyes, no matter if they are of an animal or a person. I try to show that essence of life, so that we as viewers can connect with the spirit.
I was born in Frankfurt, Germany. When I was 5, my family moved to Bavaria - or, as I tell people around here, to "where they filmed the Sound of Music" - right by Salzburg, Austria, on the German side. I got my Master's Degree in American and German Literature and Art Education at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. Over the years, I took many art classes and workshops throughout Austria and Germany. I moved to Nashville in /97, and married my American sweetheart. We have 2 awesome boys, now 11 and 14, whom I am homeschooling since 6 years.
I mostly work in acrylics but love pencil, watercolor and the occasional mixed media as well. While studying in Frankfurt, I spent 4 years doing theater with the Frankfurt Playhouse of the US Army both onstage as well as backstage. I loved working on the sets and started my mural work at that time. I continued my mural work here in Nashville for Murals and More, Drops Everything and The Rep Theatre.