Introducing the 2014 "Transient" series with some beautiful oil on…
A wonderful selected series of paintings by Kathrin Longhurst influenced by socialist realism and communist propaganda art. It made me remember the Command and Conquer Red Alert 2 illustrations. Additional art by Kathrin Longhurst is available at her website or you can also follow her at Facebook.
Kathrin’s work reflects her diverse cultural background, having lived in many European countries and finally settled in Australia in 2000. Kathrin grew up in Communist East Germany where she started taking life drawing classes at age 14. Her work is strongly influenced by socialist realism and communist propaganda art. Kathrin spent a decade in Scandinavia visiting galleries in Denmark and Sweden as well as a year in Belgium where her work gained its Art Nouveau influences. She traveled extensively through Europe, Asia and America.
Kathrin has been a full-time artist for the past 8 years. She is actively involved with Portrait Artists Australia, Australia’s largest industry association for professional portrait artists, partaking on the committee for the last 5 years and as Vice President for three years.