Third Place


by Katrina Thibodeau
Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada
Painting: Oil

Vision Statement

"UNTITLED" is an oil dry brush piece on a 60 x 48 stretched linen canvas. It is a self-portrait which helped Katrina reflect on her position as a self-taught full-time artist and where she stands in the art community.

While completing this piece, she learned that 87% of the artwork in galleries across the USA in 2019 were all done by male artists. It really sparked something inside of Katrina and made her reflect on what it is to be a female realism artist in this industry. The symbolism of the paint over her mouth is to highlight that her art is her voice and she will use it to be heard.