Friday, July 19, 2013

Artist feature: Kale Van Leeuwen

Kale Van Leeuwen is an artist who creates mixed media paintings.  He begins with photographs he's taken, edits them in photoshop, then prints them to tear apart and use in collages.  Once that is done, Kale paints directly on top of the collage and finally finishes them with a gloss varnish.

Kale has been painting all his life and earned a BFA at Pittsburg State University in 2003, but started this collage process in 2008. He does most of his work in his basement at home. Since the birth of his son in March, Kale has started creating children's art as well and has even written a book featuring that work.

This will be Kale's first year at the Bizarre Bazaar.  More of his work can be found on his website, his Facebook page, and in his Etsy shop.

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