Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mug Shot # 17 - Kathleen (Kat) “Dogs” Coy

If you are a fan of Karin Jurick, you know she paints mugs shots... real mugs shots she finds on the internet.  Maria Bennett Hock, who had taken Karin's workshop in 2011, came up with the idea of doing mugs of Karin's students and opened it up to the class.  It was a great success.   So in our  "continuing education" program from Karin "Quick Draw" Jurick's November 2012 Hilton Head workshop the class agree they wanted to try another round of class mugs.  Wanda Rottenfusser took over the task.  She took mug shots of everyone then sent out one each week.  She's posted the finished mugs on the 2012 Hilton Head Caper Blog.  Each posting has been made even more special with the wonderful write-ups she has done for each person.

Somehow April seemed to get away from me, but I'm happy to report that I'm still working away on them.   I love that I am seeing improvement.  It is true you need practice to improve. You would think after all this time it get easier. Not so much!

Kathleen (Kat) Coy, also known as (aka) "Dogs"

Kat Coy, 4x4", oil on gessobord

Supervisor Wanda's report on muggle #17:
Beware the Ides of March!  They have come but not yet gone so all things are possible. 
Kathleen (Kat) “Dogs” Coy is a felon with a mission.  On Day 230 of a year long vendetta to render all things in paint, “Dogs” has shown a clear preference for, well, dogs.  Her website and blog is littered with canines  immortalized in paint.  Until her momentous meeting with “Quickdraw” Jurick last fall very few humans were victims.  That has changed dramatically.  She has since been depicting her fellow felons as well as vintage mugshots of women we can only assume are role models for all things nefarious.
 “Dogs” has been gaining notoriety on the art scene by garnering the top prize at the Edward Hopper House exhibition in New York last year and has ventured into videos (check out UTube).  Is nothing beyond the reach of the sisterhood? 
“Dogs” is often seen hiking and biking in the hills and cornfields of Iowa so keep your brushes at the ready and your dogs on a leash (we are not in Kansas any more, Toto).
To see other eye witness accounts (paintings) of the Hilton Head Caper click on:
A big Congratulations to Kat... its her daily paintings one year anniversary!! Check Kat's work out at

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