With a sharp eye for colour and a quirky sense of humour, East Vancouver-based artist Kat McPhee’s vibrant, expressionist portraits and mixed media prints have quickly earned a loyal following. Applying elements of graffiti and animation as inspiration, Kat uses a broad palette that includes oil pastels, acrylics and spray paint to add density and texture to her pieces.
Kat has been drawing since she was old enough to pick up a pencil. Over the years, growing interest in her pieces has allowed her to take her passion to the next level. She creates privately commissioned work, specifically pet portraits, almost daily at Vancouver’s Arts Factory Society and has showcased her pieces at numerous galleries and restaurants.
Her most recent collections include a series of eccentric animal portraits, animated celebrity paintings and skatedeck art. She has also created an impressive line of mixed media photography prints which showcase the tiger & unicorn. All of her works boast unique elements inspired by street art and surrealism to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces.
Kat’s interests don’t end with art. She also has a blossoming clothing brand Mister, We Are the Weirdos which encourages and embraces individuality, creativity and diversity.