Kaitlyn Stubbs was raised in Peachtree City, GA and grew up active in the dance community. She considers herself lucky to have parents, who exposed her to traveling and culture at a young age. Kaitlyn began to make art seriously in high school, and it has been a huge part of her life ever since. Her passion lies in depicting the human figure in many mediums, especially oil paint. She has recently become interested in sculpture as well.
Stubbs will receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting this May from University of Georgia, and is currently working on her closing exhibition from college. Some of her most influential experiences at UGA were studying abroad in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands. She has also traveled throughout Europe, South America, and Australia. Stubbs was recently notified that she will be interning as a studio assistant for the teen art classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston this summer. Kaitlyn Stubbs plans to attend the New York Academy of Art in the fall for graduate school, and has also received a scholarship to study there.
Now lets get The Scoop! What every MAQ Reader wants to know. 1. money or love? LOVE
2. If you could have lunch with any three people (real of fictitious/ from any time period, dead or alive) , which three people would you choose and why? The first 'human being': This person was probably the most unique individual in history. Meeting him/her would reveal truths about humanity and the forces that drive us. It'd also be cool to meet the one ancestor that every human being has in common. I might even try to snag a few of their cells and clone them...
Edouard Manet: The father of modern art and a fearless innovator. I'd love to pick his brain.
Lady Gaga: She's amazingly successful and sure of herself for her age. Everything she does is relevant and purposeful.
It also seems like it'd be fun to have a few drinks with her.
3. If given a choice, which animal would you want to be? After visiting the Galapagos, I would be a sea lion. They love to sunbathe and chill, but they also love to swim and be playful. They don't have many predators. They need to show love and socialize. They're intelligent, elegant, and spirited.
4. What is your idea of fun? Traveling & belly laughing & dancing.
5. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death? That I made a positive impact in the lives of people I love...and my art (I know, that was two things).
MAQ thinks Kaitlyn Stubbs is totally awesome and that you should too! Here are some of her most recent works:
So beautifully done! Want more of Kaitlyn Stubbs? Make plans to attend the Senior Exit Show of Painting & Drawing at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at UGA, Opening April 24.