In Focus Podcast

Episode 131

…painter/muralist/art instructor, and production artist


Welcome painter/muralist/art instructor, and production artist on Loving Vincent, Katherine “Kat” Knutsen to In-Focus Podcast Number 131! Kat was our guest on In-Focus Podcast Number 73.

This time, she’s speaking with our intrepid Indie Music Host – Scott Bishop about her musical side! Since childhood, Kat has always loved working with her hands.

Kat Knutsen survived asthma and brain cancer growing up, which initially led to her nursing studies. She quickly learned it wasn’t for her during the clinical portion of her education.

While leaving the nursing field, she was serendipitously introduced to the Fine Arts by a friend in sociology class. Kat says, “What drew me to this field was the impact of seeing my soon-to-be painting professor turn magic into a rational process. Something in me lit up!”

Kat decided to learn about art and to teach others ways to engage with the art-making process. Her art is now about, “reflecting and interpreting events around me.”

Listen in on this conversation as The Artist Index’s Indie Music Host – Scott Bishop delves more into Kat’s musical life, work, and future ambitions. 

We continue using Zoom, our podcast host’s studios, and our studio at the Spectrum Marketing Group in Howland Place in New Bedford. Until then, we will continue to podcast remotely, in order to accommodate our guests’ schedules and, in some cases, because they don’t live in the South Coast of Massachusetts or, to allow them to remain in the comfort of their homes.

The whole concept of The Artists Index and our journey is still in the making and very organic. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!


Kat Knutsen

New Bedford, Massachusetts



This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


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