7/30/11

Art Giveaway from Kallahanskiy Works

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER. WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW.

Every once in a while, I'll come across art that leaves me breathless. It's happened again. I found Katie's Etsy shop, called Kallahanskiy Works, and was startled by the beauty and emotion in her paintings. I approached her for more information and here's what Katie had to say about her background:

I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. I attended Appalachian State University and graduated with a Political Science & International Relations degree. I now live in Chicago. I enjoy creating pieces with themes of nature and family. I incorporate international and ethnic elements into my work. I prefer to use bright, vivid colors in order to make positive, uplifting statements with my paintings. I have used art in many ways in my volunteer work with non-profits in the community to bring people together. These particular pieces are are from a series of works exploring motherhood and family in different cultures. Lately, I have been creating paintings aimed at explaining the unexplainable connection between family members, and how that connection is the same throughout all of the world's various communities. Despite cultural differences, mothers and children, sisters and brothers, etc., all experience the same trials and rewards of being a part of a family.

My Website and Blog are:
https://sites.google.com/site/kallahanworkssite/

http://kallahanskiy.blogspot.com/

My Twitter site is:
https://twitter.com/Kallahanskiy 


Here are just a few of her works. I just LOVE her style! You can visit her Etsy Shop and use the code "Weidknecht" to receive a 20% discount off the purchase of any of her art. You can also use the rafflecopter form below to enter to win her African Mother acrylic painting. It measures 16x20 and retails for $295. It is an amazing piece and I'm sad I can't enter to win it. But YOU can!!!




Disclosure: No compensation was received for this review. Opinions are mine.

29 comments:

  1. I love the Mountain View 2. The colors are vibrant, but not overwhelming and blend with the colors in my living room.

    Ann Fudge Cluck
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  2. Her work is beautiful - but if I had to pick I would choose Ne Boltai Soviet Poster 16" x 20" (for my son - he is studying political science)

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  3. I would love the Praire Painting. pretty

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  4. I like the girl in the window painting

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  5. I enjoyed the Chicago one, since I love the windy city I grew up in.

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  6. What gorgeous work! I like the Praire Painting 18" x 24"

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  7. This is wonderful. I love the bird in the window

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  8. i love these pictures. i never would have found them if it weren't for your post!

    melanie(dot)myatt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Love the Arabic Painting 16x20

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  10. I'd pick Gullah Tree!

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  11. Purple Moonscape! Riveting :)
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  12. I'm torn between "Purple Moonscape" and "Belarussian Church." I think probably "Purple Moonscape" because the colors appeal to me so much, but I am REALLY into Central and Eastern Europe, so "Belarussian Church" comes in a close second! Thanks so much for having a sweepstakes, and I appreciate the chance to win!

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  13. What great paintings!

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  14. My favorite is Praire Painting.

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  15. San Francisco is my favorite painting nupa123atgmaildotcom

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  16. My fav : Owl 20" x 20"

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  17. i like purple moonscape! soo pretty

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  18. I actually liked all of them however I settled for this one as tops - Mountain View, two 15" x 30" canvases

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  19. Her paintings are breathtaking! I love the Chicago and the Protuguese Houses especially!

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  20. I love the Purple Moonscape 20" x 20"

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  21. I'm not sure! I like several. Maybe the Chicago.
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  22. i like the purple moonscape :)
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  23. I really like the purple landscape picture.

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  24. My favorite is the Fire Escape Three 8" x 24"
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  25. Portuguese Houses is my favorite
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  26. I like the girl in the window painting

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