Biography

Katushka Millones (katushkamillones.org) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Brookfield, Connecticut. A native from Lima, Peru, her paintings and objects pay homage to nature. Her distinctive personal style emanates joy and peace and expresses the vibrant spirit and atmosphere of the places she loves.

Her dreamlike landscapes, vast mixed media objects and paintings, are brought to life in harmonious colors and compositions. Her work is often drawn from themes of nature, memory, growth/decay, tension/harmony, and the female experience.

As the artist explains “I'm a storyteller and my paintings of nature provokes, connects, and communicates with the viewer my inner world,  intuitive and personal, reflecting my life as a maker, a woman, a mother and an inhabitant of our planet Earth. For me nature is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. I'm fascinated by skies, vast lands and the presence of water.”

Moved by Turner's dramatic skies, the Old Masters palette, and Cornell's assemblages, her works are in constant communication with the viewer who comes in touch with a scene trapped in time, of sounds and breeze, of light and shade, of movement and repose going in slow motion.

Her creative process may be affected by feelings like nostalgia, and spirituality, which are symbolized through the effects of light and sky. These paintings are the result of direct observation, however they are a complex combination of natural elements and the recollection of the emotions she felt observing those scenes. She works in large and small scale, incorporating various combinations of found and collected objects, her own photographs, oils, and encaustic techniques.

She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Design and Architecture from a prestigious University in Peru -with honors.

Katushka's works have been shown throughout Connecticut and Westchester, New York. She's a member of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, the Kent Art Association,  and combines her creative time with Art Instruction at her private studio. 

                                                                                 

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Education/Training

  • Center for the Arts /Westchester Community College -White Plains - New York

  • Private instruction at Joe D'Leon Art Studio - Lima - Peru

  • Architecture and Urban Design/ Ricardo Palma Private University - Lima - Peru

Shows/Exhibits/Awards

  • El Mexicano Restaurant, Solo Show, May 2022, Brookfield, CT.

  • Kent Art Association Spring Member's Juried Show 2022, Best in Show Award, March 2022 - Kent, CT

  • Mark Twain Library Annual Exhibit-Group Exhibit for selected works by jury 2021 -Redding, CT.

  • Great Hollow Nature Preserve - Group Exhibit for selected works by jury 2021 - New Fairfield, CT.

  • Marty's Cafe and Gallery - Solo show 2021 - Washington, CT.

  • The Hens Nest Gallery - Selected works 2021 - Washington, CT.

  • Ridgefield Guild of Artists Gallery - Valentines Selected works 2021 - Ridgefield, CT.

  • Ridgefield Guild of Artists Gallery - Art of Giving Selected works 2020 - Ridgefield, CT.

  • Ridgefield Guild of Artists Gallery - Art Walk Selected works 2020 - Ridgefield, CT.

  • Artist Portfolio Magazine - Published Selected works 2020.

  • Whiting Mills Artists Open Studios Craft Show- 2019 - Winsted, CT.

  • Whiting Mills Artists Open Studios Craft Show- 2018 - Winsted, CT.

  • Whiting Mills Artists Open Studios Craft Show - 2017 - Winsted, CT.

  • Harrybrooke Park Art Fair - 2016 - New Milford, CT.

  • Brookfield Town Hall - Solo show 2014 - Brookfield, CT.

  • My Art Contest Magazine - Selected works online - Honorable Mention - 2011

  • Tarrywile Park Paint Out event - First Place Juried Exhibit - 2010 - Danbury, CT.

  • Ridgefield Guild of Artists - Selected works juried show - Honorable Mention- 2010 - Ridgefield, CT.

  • Danbury Fair Mall - Juried competition exhibit of selected works - Housatonic Cultural Alliance - 2010 - Danbury, CT.

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Collective exhibit of selected works - 2010 - Rhode Island.

  • Danbury Town Hall - Solo show - 2009 - Danbury, CT.

  • Danbury Fair Mall - Juried competition exhibit of selected works - Housatonic Cultural Alliance - 2009- Danbury, CT.

  • Westchester Center of the Arts - Selected works exhibit - 2004 through 2007

Teaching/Workshops

  • Visual Arts Instructor to children and adults - Private sessions at my studio - 2016 to present - Brookfield, CT.

  • Painting with Teens - Group lesson for teenagers - Brookfield Public Library - 2016 - Brookfield, CT.

  • Painting Parties - Group art sessions - several places in CT.