Last year local artist Kathleen Gatliffe impressed Inspired Art guests with a moving piece based on Victor G’s poem titled Moon. This year Gatliffe returns with a different medium, but reaffirms her talent in capturing the words of a poet in her work.
Originally a painter, Gatliffe turned engineer and then metalsmith.  Her preferred medium is enamel on copper. For this year’s Inspired Art Auction she has chosen to create a pendant inspired by “Fruit” by Kimberly C.

“I really enjoyed how vivid Kimberly’s poem evoked ripe fruit eaten with great joy … perhaps picked fresh from a tree. In addition, the poem I illustrated last year referenced wolves, and it seemed fitting to illustrate another wolfchild’s work. I etched enamel so it would have the soft look of a mango’s skin and to represent the bight fibrous fruit inside I stuffed in with wool roving. ”

You can see more of Kathleen Gatliffe’s artwork on her website at http://catsgrin.com or at Rabid Rabits Galeria in Longmont: http://www.rabidrabitsgaleria.com .
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