Inspired by family and Impressionists, Arias paints 2016 Best of Show selection

“The inspiration for my painting came from my family,” Katherine Arias, an art major from Lexington, Nebraska said of her work, "Mi Familia. 1 -- Diptych." “This was the first of my Junior Thesis and my goal with it was to make work showing how important my family was to me and do it in a really traditional, impressionist style to elevate them and make them a little more important and a little more in line with history.” Arias took the time to research impressionist painters and their work throughout history to understand their techniques and methods. She created her series of paintings by ...Read more