candy colored studio podcast episode #38 - scotland painting trip and Fall 2019 studio update

katrina berg candy color artist painting trip 2019 to scotland

From unexpected fantastic weather to lots of beautiful artwork, days enjoying the people, culture, food, history, and it’s gorgeous recent painting trip to Scotland was filled with treasured memories as well as so much learned. So many new connections and things to inspire new work.

Preorder framed print of “welcome children to the garden” for the next week

Tiny Art Show's first Anniversay

tiny art show katrina berg candy color studio midway utah mother artist
Have you heard of the Tiny Art Show?!! Goodness it is all things wonderful packed into the smallest of packages. McKay Binker started this local art revolution, and it has brought me so much joy seeing all that friends and local artists have created! 
This Friday is the Anniversary Party & Fundraiser for the Tiny Art Show! 
And You’re invited! 
Friday October 11th 6 to 8:30 pm
at Blickenstaffs
4801 N University Ave #470, Provo
In addition to viewing the show, each guest will receive tiny party favors, get to decorate a mini cupcake by Cake Creation Studio, make itty bitty crafts, and more!
$3 per adult, $1 per child.
Artists: James Rees | Annie K. Blake | Leslie Duke | Katrina Berg | Tyler Swain | Megan Trueblood | Miriam Tribe | Laura Hendricks | Havoc Hendricks | Abigale Palmer | Colby Sanford | Caitlin Connolly | Brooke Smart | Betsy Croft | Stephanie Kelly Clark | Justin Wheatley

Treasures in the Scottish Art Museums/Galleries

Treasures in the Scottish Art Museums/Galleries
It’s amazing how each adventure abroad has a different theme, activities, and of course the amount of painting I do (I've learned, this is quite determined by the weather lol)! Before we left, I knew that Autumn in Scotland mean wind, cold, and most likely fact, in several online places I read to “avoid September if all possible” as it is the rainiest month of the year. Against all odds, we sustained 10 minutes of “mist” which was really quite lovely. Other days I was perfectly comfortable, and even hot the last few days lol. 
Rainy days last year meant more time to paint, more time for long restaurant lunches and dinners...but here we found ourselves in the opposite adventure. We visited so many museums and castles, gorgeous vistas and off-the-beaten is honestly a bit of a blur. So much to enjoy and with which to make is a small sampling of the art that moved me in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

candy colored studio podcast episode #37 - crystal despain: learning in all the places and being supported by all the loved ones

candy colored studio podcast episode #37 - crystal despain: learning in all the places and being supported by all the loved ones


Do you love learning? Colorado-based artist Crystal Despain sure does, in fact she's all about continued education, getting uncomfortable to reach new heights in her profession, practice and technique. Hear what she's learned, what she recommends to all creative people and hear about her biggest supporters. It's a beautiful peek into a beautiful artist. Enjoy!

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Certain Women Art Show at Anthony's Fine Art and Antiques - Opening Thursday Oct 3rd!

katrina berg certain women art show 2019 thick candy colored oil paint, large circle painting
Last year a small group of women artists within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints were invited to participate in an art show. It was lovely and just the beginning of what its organizers envisioned.
This Fall, more than twice the number of women artists are participating (90 to be exact)...and the ladies shared in a recent podcast interview with the Zion Art Society that again, this is just the beginning. It's exciting to be a small part of the process, and I look forward to seeing the Certain Women Art Show continue to grow and included more and more artists from all over the world, creating in all mediums, styles and purposes. 
This year, the artists were asked to create original pieces of artwork within a theme of a personal statement of purpose. 
Here is the meaning behind my painting, "the waiting place" 48x48" circle oil on wood:
I tend to be a doer of sorts. Always getting things done, trying things out -- experimenting, and being ok with trips along the way. In between those trips, turns and learning experiences, I find it necessary to take time in my “waiting place.” There, I take a break from the action...and listen to my heart as my Heavenly Parents quietly whisper through the Holy Ghost words of comfort, direction, peace, and wisdom. It is there: my waiting place, where I learned that my purpose is to strengthen and support women.
Sometimes I think it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all of the expectations we place upon ourselves as women -- as “Certain Women.” Perhaps it’s a cultural pressure we feel, but it’s rarely divine. Our Heavenly Parents desire us to shine in our own learn in our own way...and most vitally, to “become” in our own way.
Throughout the painting, you’ll find items that signify the exterior strains you or the women in your life may be feeling. Remember that you’re loved...and meant to bloom & blossom in your own way in order to realize your great potential. You are loved, you are needed, and you are exquisitely divine!
Come join us at the opening this Thursday evening,
October 3rd 2019, 6 pm
Anthony's Fine Art and Antiques 
401 E 200 South, SLC
This year there is an opportunity to donate to continue this show as well as to fund a "people's choice" award. There will be a box at the show where you can vote on your top 3 artists (no small feat! So many beautiful pieces!).

candy colored studio podcast episode #36 - where to apply to art shows: 5 ways to apply

swiss days art market katrina berg utah mother artist of the candy colored studio

Where or how do I apply to art shows?!  How do you know where to start? Should you start online or locally? But who do you ask and how do you get on their list? Here are 5 places you can apply locally, online etc.

Join my email list for more artist tips, and keep an eye out for enrollment to the CANDY COLORED CLUB: our artist biz membership.

candy colored studio podcast episode #35 - carl berg: when to hire an employee & how to solve pain points in your biz by learning from other professions

berg landscape architects owned by carl berg in midway utah


How do you know when to start your own business? Or hire an employee? How can other businesses not in your profession help you fix pain points in your own business?

Meet my hubby and bestie, Carl Berg, owner of Berg Landscape Architects in Midway, Utah, who has helped me so much in my business as he owns his own and we love to talk all things shop, strategy and encourage one another. Hear about how solving his business pain points helped me to create a menu of sorts for my business.

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candy colored studio podcast episode #34 - 9/11 reflections from a small wasatch mountain village in the rockies: how to become our best selves

splendor in the grass original oil painting by candy colored studio artist katrina berg, named after the song by pink martini



reflections on 9-11 and my desire to teach my children to love our neighbors, enjoy and celebrate diversity, to love all and ultimately, making room for everyone. even in the small rural town of midway, utah, we have our challenges...seeing eachother with open eyes and hearts. can we learn from our mistakes and make our hometowns -- wherever they may be...a better place for all? can we use these experiences to become our best selves? sending love to all!

the painting is called "splendor in the grass" named after the song sung by pink martini (who are my favorite singers sharing world culture and diversity through song). the painting is 30x36" oil on wood and a view from down our street...up top of memorial hill (where you can see a bird's eye view of our sweet valley). the circles in the fields are a tradition but won't be there much longer, i'll be painting to record this place and memory of the shapes in the fields.

music at the end by the band war: "why can't we be friends?!"

candy colored studio podcast episode #33: being an artist mama of twins - 10 things that surprised us

artist mama of twins katrina berg

What's it really like having Twins? I'll be sharing 10 of the things that surprised us most about having twins...what it's really like trying to sleep with 2 babies, the crazy things we did to survive those first few years, the ups and the downs and the sweetness that only having more than one baby can bring. 

I know, I know, you’ve always dreamed of having twins...or know someone else who has. My aunt has boy girl twins and 2 of my cousins both have twin girls. Still with that genetic factor in the mix, I had no idea we were the next ones down the pike. I knew it wasn’t a picnic but there have still been some things that have surprised us. From the complete lack of sleep, going out in public, quarantining our family that first Summer, jumping into Homeschooling, nursing 2 babies, potty training, swim lessons, riding bikes, kindergarten, #twinversations, & the unique relationships that come with being a twin.

candy colored studio podcast episode #32: annie preece - a full life of tiny creative joyful moments

candy colored studio podcast episode #32: annie preece - a full life of tiny creative joyful moments

meet annie preece: artist, mother, creative in the kitchen, studio, throughout the home and inside the garden. teacher of 4 small children. lover of finding joy in the simplicity and small moments. listen as annie shares how she makes conscious choices each day to pursue her passions, say no to so many things, and be content in her choices and the person she's becoming.

instagram: @anniemorganpreece

midway swiss days 2019 sneak peek!

midway swiss days booth of candy colored utah mother artist katrina berg

Come join us on Midway Town Square Friday August 30th and Saturday August 31st from 8 am to 8 pm!

You'll find me in the same spot as last year B47 (just North of the pavillion)...I'll be wearing a dirndl and one of my artful skirts...oh & braids...can't forget the swiss braids! 

I'll have candy colored originals huge to tiny, clothing, purses, scarves, tablecloths, cloth napkins and tea towells (brand new!), prints, notecards, and huge hugs for all!

Looking forward to it! Much love to all!


1. Where to park? - Park at one of the lots and take the shuttle into the square.

2. When to come? - To avoid the majority of the crowds, heat, and strollers lol, come late afternoon or early evening.

3. What to expect? - All sorts of local handmade good and crafts. It's the biggest etsy-like fair in Utah. Local music & entertainment all weekend long (Swiss Miss Royalty performances too). Food! Oh the food! Come prepared for the biggest scones ever, swiss bratzeli cookies, sauerkraut & brats, ice cream & pie, all kinds of baked goods, etc. There is a funhouse area for the kids, and on Saturday morning: a 10K run and parade on Main Street.

4. Participate!? - If you're local, our familiy's favorite thing about Swiss Days is volunteering in the food booths (and our teens/tweens also get to help with garbage duty this year...sounds dirty but it's the coveted volunteer job in their mind!). If you and/or your kids are interested, look for the volunteer tent by the Northeast corner of the Townhall and come join in the fun! 

candy colored studio podcast episode #31: a support system for artists: who & why you need it most

candy colored studio podcast episode #31: a support system for artists: who & why you need it most

why do artists need a support system?! my husband feels that artists, especially women artists need a support system more than most (if all) professions. Who are your greatest supporters? Why do you need them? How can you be a better supporter to your friends? come join us in the candy colored club (a artist biz membership) where you'll find ways to improve your art biz each month and a community of amazing lady artists to help you along your journey.


episode #4: what i give up to paint

episode #6: my studio assistants

business of art