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KC Collins was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and began drawing at a very young age. She attended Elon University in North Carolina, and became inspired by the work of JWM Turner, Franz Klein, and Gerhard Richter. Her contemporary influences include the abstract landscape artists Anne Stahl and Elin Neuman.
Throughout her studies, Collins created paintings that are at once abstract and true to life. Her ethereal landscapes and portraits won her several prizes at Elon University’s Annual Art Show in 2003 and 2004. More recently, she was awarded the 2010 Mayor’s Choice Award at Piccolo Spoleto and third place at the Festival of the Masters in Orlando, Florida.
Collins continues to participate in the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Juried Art Exhibition every summer, as well as several other fine art festivals around the country throughout the year.