My name is Kate Louse Powell, I'm 16 years old and I dream of being a professional artist.
I was drawing before I could talk. A lot of people associate me with my ability to pick up a pencil and render something impressive, and for that reason, I am proud. I have recently trying to gather more confidence in myself and what I do. I still do feel quite bold and even boastful labelling myself as an artist, because for me an artist is a professional who makes a living from creating; I am just a girl who draws for fun.
But I guess I'll maybe have to start admitting that I AM an artist in some respects.Drawing is what I do, who I am. If I didn't draw I'd curl up and die.Every big breakthrough starts as a hare-brained idea, but I never go off into the deep end, so I always want to take my art a little bit further, and this is what motivates me to keep going. I need to balance my routine portfolio with the new and untried, I need to take risks or I'll fizzle out and never make anything of my so-called gift. I have all the correct foundations to build something worthwhile upon, and I am hopefully going to make something of my life through my talent. I have a lot to learn, and learn I shall.
Kate Powell 1996 | British Realist/Symbolist painter