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Katy McManus, Owner of Artistry Approach

CAN YOU KEEP SECRETS?
"Our minds, like art, like our Universe, are always expanding and it is our responsibility as visionary artists to tell the truth when others are unable or lack the will."-Katy McManus

Thank you for visiting my page! The work never stops because life never stops. This is the ONLY PLACE I post almost everything I’m working on plus private photos that give you an insight into my personal life. View the tiers of rewards with your pledge below & we can start helping each other spread the love of art. Thank you for supporting my art journey, it truly means the world to me, it's my life...my heart.
Artist Life in Review:
I am a visionary painter focused on Magic Realism; I started my company ArtistryApproach.com in November 2016. Since then I have taught basic courses, curated several group shows, gained sponsorship through 2 art supply companies, released over 600 new paintings & mandalas, joined 2 artists' collectives in my community and one abroad.
I spent 2017 driving and camping all over North America with my custom pop-up gallery. My artwork has been featured in dozens of group exhibitions, over 50 public/private performance painting events, & my artwork is now available all over North America Indonesia and in the UK.
I've been creating abstract mixed media pieces my entire life. In 2014, after a 15 year artist-block, I was taught the basic principals of Mische technique and I began making artwork in memory of my Grandfather. Soon I was trying to learn everything I could, anyway possible...videos, workshops, studies and eventually my focus turned towards decalcamania, portraits & the visionary arts.
I believe as visionary artists we have an ongoing responsibility to tell the truth. We're living in a world where a lot of people are seeing things that they can't explain, feeling things that they can't identify or describe with our limited verbal frequencies. Visionary artwork helps those people not feel so alone in this world. It gives validation to a lot of experiences we can't explain in this physical realm. Artwork transcends time, age, language, education, faith, & serves mainly as sign posts for those lost souls, a religion unto itself.
My Scientific Saints Series is a execution of everything I've learned up to this point. They incorporate everything that I'm passionate about; my example of truth, knowledge, science, art, imagination and visions for the future of our planet and society through experimental Magic Realism. This combination of photographic accuracy & paradox seems to speak to people on an entirely different level than traditional visionary artwork. Though the term Visionary Art is a fairly recent term it has always been, to some degree, tethered to the aide of psychedelics, whereas Magic Realism lends itself to a larger audience that may not be able to relate to that kind of imagery in the traditional style. This gives the observer a gentle introduction into the visionary art world, planting the seeds for further expansion and exploration.
Thank you for your time! Our minds, like art, like our Universe, are always expanding and it is our responsibility as visionary artists to tell the truth when others are unable or lack the will.


Artist Statement


Born and raised in Pittsburgh PA with her Mother, spending summers in Santa Rosa California with her Father, Katy McManus is a highly passionate & well traveled Artist currently practicing Inn Saei. This practice helps her reflect her insights and interpretations of the world and space around us. She paints with the belief that these works of art will both inspire others and honor the subject matter of each creation.

Artist Biography


I have been working since I was 9 when my Grandmother said I was tall enough to reach the counter at her Custard Stand. Painting abstract mixed media pieces has been a passion of mine since 1991. After college I had my first solo exhibition in 2005 then I stopped creating art and I did not find inspiration again until 2014. While locked in a corporate job, that I had an aptitude for but did not love, a family friend introduced me to a painting technique that once again ignited my passion for art. The ideas just started pouring out, at 34 I changed everything I was doing; I began managing a Tattoo and Art Gallery & I quickly began learning everything I could again about love, life, and art. In rediscovering my love for the world of art I found that I became calmer and more intuitive, and closer to my main goal of fully embracing Inn Saei. Two years later, I began Artistry Approach to inspire others to use their imaginations to their fullest potential too.
Thank you for exploring my artistic journey, K


Inspiration


I'm always trying new things. I mainly paint with acrylics & oils on canvas and create mandalas. I also enjoy making frames. My favorite and most inspirational artists are Leonardo Da Vinci, Aubrey Beardsley, Mark Ryden, Aloria Weaver, Morgan Mandala, Randall Roberts, David Weaver, Ally Grimm, Philip Robinov Jacobson, Carl & Martin Bridge, Lucas Hong-Jie Zhao, Chris Bohlin, & Johnathan Singer...just to name a few.

Life & Art


My advice to anyone seeking a career in art is to save your money on art school & think outside the box. You can attend workshops & surround yourself with like-minded people who will inspire & challenge you to do your best outside of a standard curriculum. I applaud anyone with the time & means to attend art school, however I have opened Artistry Approach to assist people like me with the passion & motivation to learn but not the money or months to spend in a traditional classroom. Reaching your maximum potential, I am learning, does not always include the most conventional avenues. In June of 2018 I sold almost everything I own to move to Bali and pursue my dream of being an international artist. I'm learning that loving myself is not a selfish act but a matter of survival.

Free-time


When I'm not making art you can find me playing with my dog, reading in my hammock, gardening, hiking, driving golf balls, surfing Netflix, baking, camping, building campfires, or exploring the world. When it rains I'll spend the whole day painting, watching movies, cooking with friends or reading.
Thank you for supporting my artistic journey.
Tiers
SPIRIT DOLPHIN 🐬
$1 or more per month (sold out!)
  • Access to patron-only content
  • One free high-quality digital mandala download every month
  • Unlock all applicable EXCLUSIVE POSTS
SPIRIT MONKEY 🐒
$5 or more per month
  • A personal THANK YOU video posted on all social media sites
  • Unlock all applicable EXCLUSIVE POSTS
  • Plus all previous rewards
SPIRIT OWL 🦉
$10 or more per month

  •  5 High Quality Signed 8.5x11 Prints made with archival inks on 300LB card stock WORTH $100
  • Unlock all applicable EXCLUSIVE POSTS
  • Plus all previous rewards
SPIRIT TIGER 🐅
$20 or more per month
  • 1 signed on canvas 8x10 original mandala painting, worth $200 (including previous rewards)
  • Unlock all applicable EXCLUSIVE POSTS
  • Plus all previous awards 
SPIRIT ELEPHANT 🐘
$50 or more per month
  •  1 Meditation/Art Therapy Puzzle (original hand painted one of a kind each unique), WORTH AT LEAST $300  (including previous rewards) 
  • Unlock all applicable EXCLUSIVE POSTS
  • Plus all previous awards
SPIRIT WOLF
$75 or more per month
  •  1 RARE Sacred Relic Paint Brush used by the Artist, along with a personalized hand written letter including a list of paintings it helped create. #PRICELESS  (WORTH AT LEAST $400 including previous rewards) 
  • Unlock all applicable EXCLUSIVE POSTS
  • Plus all previous rewards
SPIRIT DRAGON
$100 or more per month
  
  • 1 24x36 INCH (depending on the painting) Giclee, on canvas print of any painting of your choosing signed and personalized, WORTH $900  (including previous rewards) 
  • Unlock all applicable EXCLUSIVE POSTS
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
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Hey everyone, thanks for visiting my page! Explore the different tiers and enjoy the benefits of being a patreon supporter, I have almost $1000 worth of artwork for you, plus you're supporting my soul song something I can't put a price on.

The light of the East calls and I have fully committed this year to allow my artwork to dictate where my life goes next. I'm taking a leap of faith in myself with my last bit of bravery in-toe; in June I began to sell, give away, and burn almost everything I own to pursue my dreams of traveling the world to spread the love of art, I moved to Bali in August with the last of my possessions & I can not continue to make artwork and honor my journey without your support.

It's impossible for me to get a work VISA so I sell my artwork online and run several different artists social media accounts to make ends meet. Going from a comfortable corporate job to being a full-time artist has its ups and downs but the love and respect I have for my gifts and blessings will never be taken for granted again. Tomorrow is promised to no man or woman so I'm making everyday count. Thank you for your love, encouragement, and ongoing support I can't begin to explain what you mean to me but I can show you with my artwork.

Love-k
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Katy McManus, Owner of Artistry Approach

CAN YOU KEEP SECRETS?
"Our minds, like art, like our Universe, are always expanding and it is our responsibility as visionary artists to tell the truth when others are unable or lack the will."-Katy McManus

Thank you for visiting my page! The work never stops because life never stops. This is the ONLY PLACE I post almost everything I’m working on plus private photos that give you an insight into my personal life. View the tiers of rewards with your pledge below & we can start helping each other spread the love of art. Thank you for supporting my art journey, it truly means the world to me, it's my life...my heart.
Artist Life in Review:
I am a visionary painter focused on Magic Realism; I started my company ArtistryApproach.com in November 2016. Since then I have taught basic courses, curated several group shows, gained sponsorship through 2 art supply companies, released over 600 new paintings & mandalas, joined 2 artists' collectives in my community and one abroad.
I spent 2017 driving and camping all over North America with my custom pop-up gallery. My artwork has been featured in dozens of group exhibitions, over 50 public/private performance painting events, & my artwork is now available all over North America Indonesia and in the UK.
I've been creating abstract mixed media pieces my entire life. In 2014, after a 15 year artist-block, I was taught the basic principals of Mische technique and I began making artwork in memory of my Grandfather. Soon I was trying to learn everything I could, anyway possible...videos, workshops, studies and eventually my focus turned towards decalcamania, portraits & the visionary arts.
I believe as visionary artists we have an ongoing responsibility to tell the truth. We're living in a world where a lot of people are seeing things that they can't explain, feeling things that they can't identify or describe with our limited verbal frequencies. Visionary artwork helps those people not feel so alone in this world. It gives validation to a lot of experiences we can't explain in this physical realm. Artwork transcends time, age, language, education, faith, & serves mainly as sign posts for those lost souls, a religion unto itself.
My Scientific Saints Series is a execution of everything I've learned up to this point. They incorporate everything that I'm passionate about; my example of truth, knowledge, science, art, imagination and visions for the future of our planet and society through experimental Magic Realism. This combination of photographic accuracy & paradox seems to speak to people on an entirely different level than traditional visionary artwork. Though the term Visionary Art is a fairly recent term it has always been, to some degree, tethered to the aide of psychedelics, whereas Magic Realism lends itself to a larger audience that may not be able to relate to that kind of imagery in the traditional style. This gives the observer a gentle introduction into the visionary art world, planting the seeds for further expansion and exploration.
Thank you for your time! Our minds, like art, like our Universe, are always expanding and it is our responsibility as visionary artists to tell the truth when others are unable or lack the will.


Artist Statement


Born and raised in Pittsburgh PA with her Mother, spending summers in Santa Rosa California with her Father, Katy McManus is a highly passionate & well traveled Artist currently practicing Inn Saei. This practice helps her reflect her insights and interpretations of the world and space around us. She paints with the belief that these works of art will both inspire others and honor the subject matter of each creation.

Artist Biography


I have been working since I was 9 when my Grandmother said I was tall enough to reach the counter at her Custard Stand. Painting abstract mixed media pieces has been a passion of mine since 1991. After college I had my first solo exhibition in 2005 then I stopped creating art and I did not find inspiration again until 2014. While locked in a corporate job, that I had an aptitude for but did not love, a family friend introduced me to a painting technique that once again ignited my passion for art. The ideas just started pouring out, at 34 I changed everything I was doing; I began managing a Tattoo and Art Gallery & I quickly began learning everything I could again about love, life, and art. In rediscovering my love for the world of art I found that I became calmer and more intuitive, and closer to my main goal of fully embracing Inn Saei. Two years later, I began Artistry Approach to inspire others to use their imaginations to their fullest potential too.
Thank you for exploring my artistic journey, K


Inspiration


I'm always trying new things. I mainly paint with acrylics & oils on canvas and create mandalas. I also enjoy making frames. My favorite and most inspirational artists are Leonardo Da Vinci, Aubrey Beardsley, Mark Ryden, Aloria Weaver, Morgan Mandala, Randall Roberts, David Weaver, Ally Grimm, Philip Robinov Jacobson, Carl & Martin Bridge, Lucas Hong-Jie Zhao, Chris Bohlin, & Johnathan Singer...just to name a few.

Life & Art


My advice to anyone seeking a career in art is to save your money on art school & think outside the box. You can attend workshops & surround yourself with like-minded people who will inspire & challenge you to do your best outside of a standard curriculum. I applaud anyone with the time & means to attend art school, however I have opened Artistry Approach to assist people like me with the passion & motivation to learn but not the money or months to spend in a traditional classroom. Reaching your maximum potential, I am learning, does not always include the most conventional avenues. In June of 2018 I sold almost everything I own to move to Bali and pursue my dream of being an international artist. I'm learning that loving myself is not a selfish act but a matter of survival.

Free-time


When I'm not making art you can find me playing with my dog, reading in my hammock, gardening, hiking, driving golf balls, surfing Netflix, baking, camping, building campfires, or exploring the world. When it rains I'll spend the whole day painting, watching movies, cooking with friends or reading.
Thank you for supporting my artistic journey.

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Tiers
SPIRIT DOLPHIN 🐬
$1 or more per month (sold out!)
  • Access to patron-only content
  • One free high-quality digital mandala download every month
  • Unlock all applicable EXCLUSIVE POSTS
SPIRIT MONKEY 🐒
$5 or more per month
  • A personal THANK YOU video posted on all social media sites
  • Unlock all applicable EXCLUSIVE POSTS
  • Plus all previous rewards
SPIRIT OWL 🦉
$10 or more per month

  •  5 High Quality Signed 8.5x11 Prints made with archival inks on 300LB card stock WORTH $100
  • Unlock all applicable EXCLUSIVE POSTS
  • Plus all previous rewards
SPIRIT TIGER 🐅
$20 or more per month
  • 1 signed on canvas 8x10 original mandala painting, worth $200 (including previous rewards)
  • Unlock all applicable EXCLUSIVE POSTS
  • Plus all previous awards 
SPIRIT ELEPHANT 🐘
$50 or more per month
  •  1 Meditation/Art Therapy Puzzle (original hand painted one of a kind each unique), WORTH AT LEAST $300  (including previous rewards) 
  • Unlock all applicable EXCLUSIVE POSTS
  • Plus all previous awards
SPIRIT WOLF
$75 or more per month
  •  1 RARE Sacred Relic Paint Brush used by the Artist, along with a personalized hand written letter including a list of paintings it helped create. #PRICELESS  (WORTH AT LEAST $400 including previous rewards) 
  • Unlock all applicable EXCLUSIVE POSTS
  • Plus all previous rewards
SPIRIT DRAGON
$100 or more per month
  
  • 1 24x36 INCH (depending on the painting) Giclee, on canvas print of any painting of your choosing signed and personalized, WORTH $900  (including previous rewards) 
  • Unlock all applicable EXCLUSIVE POSTS
  • Plus all previous rewards