Title of Art Piece: “Noa”
Student/Artist’s Name: Leila Pyle
School: Kodiak High School
Artist Statement: I based this painting on a picture of my Aunt’s cat Noa who I photographed during my 2011 visit with them in Amsterdam. I chose to contrast the detailed realism of the cat’s features with the nontraditional color range, turning the painting into a challenge in both executing detail and portraying shades and values.