Art by Katrina Rasmussen

Katrina Rasmussen is an East Dallas artist and a proud Dallas ISD art educator. Her roles as an educator and a working artist are deeply intertwined: the joy of discovery when she collaborates with her students gives her renewed energy in the studio. Rasmussen’s work explores the metaphysical aspects of the western landscapes that she loves. Using Venetian Plaster and oil paint, Rasmussen creates vivid panoramas in which color reflects the intense, other-worldly beauty of the Big Bend region. These contemporary landscapes highlight a desert region abundant with life, and a beauty both fragile and ferocious. Rasmussen’s work is available at Kettle Art Gallery in Dallas, and online at Bio photo by: Paxton Maroney