Painting the Seen to Reveal the Unseen

“Inspiration comes from unseen realms where all things hold deeper meaning. My magical realism paintings symbolize uplifting qualities of human nature, offer visual delight, and inspire imagination to soar in harmony with your soul.”

This is a sample of my original art using water-washed walnut oil paint and solvent-free techniques on earth friendly panels. To see more or make a purchase, please visit my Square Gallery (external site).

2020 © Kathryn E. Noska.  All Rights Reserved.

Sing from the Heart  10x10  $500

Sing from the Heart 10x10 Walnut Oil on Panel

“Feel inspired to nurture your dreams and realize your best self.”

What is Magical Realism?

  • Faithfully portrays the ‘seen’ exterior of objects, using naturalistic technique, to reveal the "unseen" spirit which endows all things with a deeper meaning.
  • Brings common elements together in uncommon ways with unusual points of view. However, everything is presented as though within the realm of possibility, maintaining an illusion of reality.
  • It’s never just about what you see. Elements are intuitively brought together like characters in a play, always telling a deeper symbolic story.
  • Accepts the supernatural, as part of reality, and creates imaginative worlds that seem believable.
  • Contrasts forward movement with a sense of vast distance; and uses miniature detail, even in expansive paintings.

My motto, “See the Unseen” is realized thru symbolism, the language of my art.

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“I create imagery that inspirits visual delight and lighthearted introspection.”

2. Crystal Meditation

Crystal Meditation 6x6 Walnut Oil on Panel

How does Magical Realism Relate to Life?

  • A way to view the world; an idea that all things hold deeper meaning. There is more to life than what’s observably in front of you.
  • Synchronicity - seeing life symbolically, reading signs in daily life as random events that happen for a meaningful reason.
  • You are the artist of your life ‘painting'. Thoughts and feelings connect you to the realm of possibility. Life responds by reflecting similar elements back; life happens thru, not to you.
  • Creating a life you want means being conscious about what you put into your ‘painting’. Using imagination in this way, you draw to you elements you want to use.
  • You tell your own story, paint your own picture, and are the ultimate creator of your life! Make it a good one!
True Freedom 6x6 $300

True Freedom 6x6 Walnut Oil on Panel

"Art that Inspires Imagination to Soar"

Upcoming Events

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I am participating in this virtual art show. Join in the fun of giving meaningful original art to friends and family, or get something special for yourself.

Check out my Gallery to see the works included in this show. From December 1-25 a new painting will be revealed each day. To see the complete collection of artists participating, please visit


November 8, 2020 to January 31, 2021

Exhibition and Sale at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

414 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355

To celebrate Art Ability’s 25th year, we invite you to join us for the livestream Virtual Celebration on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Due to Covid-19 the Opening Reception will be a Virtual Celebration. Register for event.

Art Ability is dedicated to creating community awareness of people with disabilities, and encouraging people with disabilities to reach beyond their limitations and find fulfillment and inspiration through art.