“Kate Askegaard received her BFA in Sculpture in 2002 from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. After graduating, she worked creating patterns and molds for planters and fountains and helped create the ash urns in front of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City , and planters at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago Illinois. She then went abroad, living in Ireland . Upon return, she searched for a small town that had foundries and a strong art scene and found Dixon , IL. She also found her husband, Brad, in Dixon and now has 2 step children and a son of thier own. Kate's work has been shown at The Next Picture Show Art Gallery and won an honorable mention for a pointillism drawing of John Lennon. Although True Love did not win in ArtPrize2011 it was sold to Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum. Since then She has been busy with interviews, taping a T.V. episode for PBS, spending time with her family. and working on great new art creations.”
Video: Creation of the first panel of "True Love" a life sized pointillism drawing of Michelangelo's "Pieta" by Kate Askegaard.