|For artist Kathryn Andrews
Fincher, painting is not only her profession, but also her passion…and portraying children and their fascinating
expressions has become her consuming inspiration. Although a student of art since her teens, Fincher was in her early thirties before painting replaced professional water skiing as
Fincher’s mother, a portrait artist, continually encouraged her daughter to paint faces, which seemed to work in contrast to the young painter’s desires.
“When I discovered that one little shadow or slight change of the angle in a child’s mouth could change an entire expression…I was hooked,” says Fincher. “I am not interested in painting unrealistic, perfect children sitting up straight with their knees together, but rather that moment when a child is consumed with studying something or on the brink of a new discovery.”
Fincher’s goal is to avoid painting the obvious. It is the expressions on children’s faces when they are on the brink of experiencing something new that the artist strives to capture. Through Fincher’s art, her children will touch you, giving you the opportunity to return to that spirit of youth and innocence each of us so fondly remembers. Kathryn Andrews Fincher resides near Atlanta with her husband and their two daughters.