Three Shadows

by Kate Viola

Regarding her work, the artist says:

This painting was inspired by the haunting arias often found in operas. I was listening frequently to opera during this time and found both the vocals and music ethereal and otherworldly. I felt the need to combine this feeling with the beautiful aesthetics of an old, ornate opera house. I believe beauty and darkness coincide and wanted to paint these elements together.

Kate Viola is an award-winning artist, who paints and draws an array of subject matter including, but not limited to, portraits, still lifes, architecture, as well anything fantasy, horror and surreal. She studied painting and drawing during her time at Penn State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology with a minor in art history. In 2010, Katharine graduated from New York University with a Master of Arts degree in visual culture. Her work has appeared in such literary publications such as The Rag Lit Magazine and The Horror Zine. Furthermore, she painted and designed the cover art for the novel, Queen of Angels, by David Castro, published by Arch Street Press.

Kate exhibits her work in the Greater Philadelphia region including New Jersey and continuously participates in prestigious group shows in the bucolic, artistic hub of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.