Tag: Painting

Artist Spotlight: Kathy Lycka

It was fun chatting with Calgary-based artist Kathy Lycka recently. So much of what she does is incredibly strategic and it is rooted in a strong work ethic and desire to create.

She very clearly enjoys creating her art, creating her jewelry, creating content for her social media channels, and generating income from her passion.

I can’t say enough positive things about my chat with Kathy. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

[Featured Artwork: “Primavera Allure” by Kathy Lycka.]

Kathy Lycka
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The Studio Light

Growing up, my parents were really good at sharing tips and advice.

One memorable piece of advice was: “Get that spaghetti out from between your toes.”

But, by far, the most common was: “Turn off the lights!”

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The Tile Infestation

Like ants swarming a cake at a picnic, the tiles were everywhere. 

These 4-inch by 4-inch tiles covered our kitchen. Normally, the prospect of renovating our kitchen would excite me, but these tiles showed up years before our current kitchen renovation was even a twinkle in my eye.

No, these tiles were very much a thorn. They were for a large project my artist wife was fortunate to be working on with dozens of other artists alongside residents of communities across Canada.

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The Second Coat

I started a very small painting project a few months back.

The landing at the bottom of the stairs in our bungalow had been an ugly brownish-red colour since we moved in over 10 years ago. I have loathed the colour since Day 1 and had always wanted to change it.

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