Katrina Rhodes Recreates Classical Art Using Bird Subjects

By: Jana Pijak - Jan 20, 2015
References: katrinarhodesartist & sweet-station
Multi-talented artist Katrina Rhodes finds beauty in avian subject matter and features gorgeous birds in her painted body of work. The artist is self-taught, having a graphic design education but no real training in visual arts.

The Australian artist describes herself as 'a student of time and whimsy' and names self-indulgence as the theme behind many of her works. Drawing inspiration from classical paintings, Kartina Rhodes transforms human subjects with the help of avian faces that appear emotive and strangely human. Her bird and human hybrid paintings are tastefully robed and manage to project a feeling of status and wealth.

Blending together old and new references, the talented and self-taught artist celebrates the beauty of nature's winged creatures and showcases their majestic stance in her works.