"Nova" Kate Stewart
Artist for Hire: Commissions, Education; Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
Nova, also known as Kate Stewart, is an artist from NE Ohio. They graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2020 with a BFA in Illustration (additional concentrations in Art Education, Creative Writing, and Graphic Design). They run a small business design brand, Star Catcher Studio. Inspired by nature and magic, their art is full of colorful whimsy. They design very cute artwork, clothing, accessories, and decor items meant to spark joy and encourage the embrace of playfulness and calm. Beyond product design, they enjoy storybook illustration, working mainly with traditional mediums of watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and colored pencil. Then using a digital painting method to finish the work for print. Additional creative hobbies include nature photography, sculpting figurines/ designer toys, crafting handmade accessories (pins and jewelry from resin and clay), and whatever other mediums or concepts peak interest to explore!