Welcome to Coyote Fire Arts! This space holds the products of a long held dream of mine - where the worlds of nature + art collide. I am so glad you wandered this way and hope you will find something that inspires, delights, and captivates your senses.
My name is Kati Lambert. I am a Wisconsin based artist, blending handmade and traditional mediums including plant based inks, as well as woodcut prints to create images that speak about our relationship to Nature, ourselves and each other. A deep love of the natural world provides the inspiration to experiment with plants and trees and all they have to offer in the creation of color and form. A deep love of humans and the belief that together we can create a healthy, thriving culture in service to our Earth fuels my imagination and imagery. My passion for nature, art, and people further combine in my workshop and class offerings.
In the studio, I enjoy having several projects going. This website highlights current work in my favorite mediums: Natural Inks on Paper, Woodcut Printmaking, and Pen and Ink. The Grandmothers are intimate portraits of elder women, come to life through handmade and harvested plant inks. In my print work, plants are represented with mythic and feminine qualities often in interdependent relationship to humans in an effort to capture the attention of viewers in a plea to care for them and the Earth. In the images of my pen and ink series Entangled, hair provides a cultural element to discuss the relationship of women to one another through generations.
I have felt the call to create art since the age of 3. To date, I have made art in places like The Art Institute of Chicago (where I earned my BFA), The American Academy of Art (where I earned my AAS), various after school Youth Enrichment programs, and outdoor nature based programs. After a long hiatus (and on-going adventures in motherhood), I have shown work at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL, and am preparing to participate in Art Fair on the Square - Emerging Artists in July 2019.
I am excited to offer workshops and classes in Ink Making, Natural Art Supplies, and Drawing Skills from Nature in the Fall 2019. In addition, I will be hosting and facilitating Monthly Women’s Hand Making Circles. Follow my Workshops and Opportunities page for information and registration.
When I am not drawing, printing, or ink making you can find me outside, with the birds, tracking wild animals, wandering in the woods, playing with kids, drinking coffee, loving my family, carrying way too many books home from the library, paying the library fines, or dreaming about sewing projects.
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I am currently accepting commissions. Please email me or use the contact page to connect.
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