The Nook (detail) The artist in her studio with Mickey and a book. 9" x 12", 2018
Katie Heyne Caulk
Self-taught, following careers in semi-conductors and book cover design, raising a family, and being a public education activist, I now (since 2009) enjoy creating art. Drawing, painting, and returning to my original love for printmaking. Specifically, linocut, introduced to me in 1971. In 2009, I studied Pablo Picasso's linocut reductive technique. Rather than use multiple blocks for multi-color prints, the reductive (or "subtractive") method uses one block for all colors. The image emerges after a series of carvings and inkings. Because I am essentially "destroying" the block substrate, once the printing edition is complete, I can print no more. Consequently, my editions are extremely limited, often under ten. I love clean lines, flat planes of color and simplicity of design. I am grateful that my linocuts have been exhibited in multiple galleries, recognized with awards, published as cover art and enjoyed by collectors world-wide.
1971 - UCLA B.A. in English Literature
2019 - Labyrinth, Honorable Mention, Sacramento Fine Arts Center "Art Where the Wild Things Are".
2018 - Enter or Take a Seat, 1st Place,
Lincoln Fine Arts Center, Printmaking Exhibit
2018 - Morning Has Broken, 3rd Place,
Sacramento Fine Arts "Art Where the Wild Things Are" (sold)
2017 - Weathered Fence, Award of Merit, California State Fair (sold)
2017 - The Conversation, Gamblin Colors Award, California State Fair (sold)
2013 - Hollyhocks, Award of Merit, Motherlode National Art Show (sold)
2009 - Birches, Award of Merit, Livermore Art Association Spring Show (sold)
2020 - hand-pulling "Her Garden" 2013 - the artist with award winning "Hollyhocks"