EBSQ Blogger of the Week: Catherine Darling Hostetter

This week’s EBSQ Blogger of the Week is an eBay Top Rated Seller with thousands of sales under her belt. She is known not only for her rich, whimsical paintings, but as much if not more for her folk art dolls. I’m proud to introduce Catherine Darling Hostetter!

Who and where are you?

I am a full time artist living in Salt Lake City, UT. I am passionate about art and love working in different mediums, I have been a member of EBSQ since 2002 or was it 2001? Anyway a long time. I sell my work online on eBay and Etsy as well as in some local galleries in Salt Lake, Park City, Utah and Evanston Wyoming.

Dancing with Dogs

How did you get started art blogging?

I enjoy writing so I fell into blogging naturally. I think it’s a great way to link people with my art and try to have something to show each time I blog. I feel blogging is also a great way to let people who buy my art get to know me better.

Frog Child

Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?

If you sell online, blogging is a great promotional tool. It’s a great way to toot your own horn so to speak. Also it is a great networking tool as you can link other artists to your blog and they can do the same for you. I find using twitter brings people to my blog and increases my following.

Hot Flash

What’s your musical inspiration of choice when you’re working in your studio?

I enjoy listening to new age classical, as well more mellow music and it is a daily ritual. I always have something to listen to whether it be music or a movie such as one based on Jane Austen’s books.

Naughty Kitty Guardian Angel

What’s coming next from your easel?

Currently I am working on cloth dolls that I am painting with acrylic and also I’m painting on paper or canvas images that are similar to my dolls. I am making an effort to ‘brand’ my art by sticking with a certain style for more than a week! 😉


Thank you Cathy for being an EBSQ Blogger of the Week!

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EBSQ Spotlight on Seasonal Art: ‘Tis The Season – Catherine Darling Hostetter

This month’s featured gallery is Seasonal Art: ‘Tis The Season.  The month of December brings us Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve. It is a month of festivities and reflection. Seasonal Art: ‘Tis The Season appears once a year in month of December and is always a favorite. From now until the end of the year, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of the EBSQ artists that create for this season of celebration.

Catherine Darling Hostetter

Merry Christmas to Ewe - Catherine Darling Hostetter

As an artist, I love to illustrate feelings – they may not actually be what the painting is about, but more what the painting might stir in the viewer. So I guess I would have to say that I paint for myself, because I can’t exactly control what others are feeling! Generally my art brings to me happiness, a peaceful feeling, or something to think about.  Although I often paint realism, I can’t help but infuse my art with whimsy. I couldn’t stay away from painting whimsical if I tried. I love to paint light-heartedly. Frequently, my art follows the seasons and I love to paint with holiday themes. I had a very contented childhood and loved the holidays and was fortunate to have wonderful traditions in our family. I guess I have never quite grown up mentally in that respect (though it’s a shock to look in the mirror these days) because every element of celebrating a holiday still brings excitement and joy to me which I share in my art. I am blessed to be so happy and an artist too! – Catherine Darling Hostetter

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