Kat Sylvester has been an artist since she was a small child. She created her earliest works in watercolor, capturing the airy brush strokes and vibrant colors of flowers, landscapes, and seascapes. Her mother and paternal grandmother were artistic and encouraged her, along with her K-12 teachers, to pursue Visual Art as a career. She attended classes at Massachusetts College of Art, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and Bridgewater State University-where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude.honors and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art. Kat also studied with and was deeply influenced by Odin Smith, John Heller, Richard Larson, and Anet Paglierani.
Kat loves expansive ocean and beaches and lives on Cape Cod. However, as enchanting, magical, and colorful as she finds the Cape, she has equally strong feelings for the majesty, red rocks, and big sky of Arizona and enjoys art inspired from there as well.
Kat is a former illustrator and graphic designer focused on making fine art. Much of her work stems from her illustration background. She states, "I am not so much a photorealistic painter. My work encompasses many of the elements, forms, and colors of my design background." Her work contains a spiritual and emotional exuberance and celebrates the peace and joy of life., Kat has instructed various art disciplines at the Dennis-Yarmouth Adult Education Program, the Falmouth Art Guild, the Sandwich Community School, and currently the Nauset Community Education Program. She enjoys participating in exhibitions and art shows Capewide and has won awards in local shows. She shows her work at the Artists' Paintbox Gallery in South Yarmouth, Eastwind Gallery in Orleans, and Sedona East Studios in Dennis Port, where her studio is currently located.
Kat is a member of the Cotuit Center for the Arts and the Yarmouth Art Guild and is a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Association. A life-long learner, she enjoys the exchange of ideas and artwork of her students and fellow artists.
Kat is not your average Cape Cod landscape painter and works in varied mediums. Be it ephemeral watercolor florals or sculptures in stone, clay, or wood, or works in acrylics, pastels, oils, or found objects, Kat describes herself as " an eclectic artist."
"My colors are soft,and my subjects can be fragile or bold. All are meaningful statements -
always a profound expression of myself and my vision."