Hello! My name is April D. I use both Spacegate and Keetah Spacecat as my online persona/pen names.
I am 28 years old and I graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2011 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts. My concentration was in painting, mainly in watercolors and acrylic paint. I am self taught in digital art. My goal is to one day get my masters degree in fine art.
I currently live in southern PA.
When I’m not drawing I like playing card games and playing games online. I also love animals and I hope to one day have a mini farm in the future. I grew up on a farm when I was a little kid and moving to the city has not changed the things I still love.
Keetah Spacecat came about in college. I had grown up a lot and reached a good point in my life and I wanted an online persona that reflected that. She originated from a class project where we needed to make a ABC book, and of course I made one about NASA, aliens, and a little cat in a space suit making friends with them. People liked her, so she kinda stuck around since 2009 as a mascot for my business.
I have been drawing since I was 7 years old, often getting in trouble in class as I literally would not stop drawing. Lots of encouragement and practice has gotten me to where I am today, and I am grateful to all my friends who have helped me along the way.
I credit my success to my Grandmother, who always believed in me no matter what and encouraged me to make art my passion. She may have passed on, but every brushstroke I make is dedicated to her.
I am currently not open for private commissions, but perhaps I will have some gallery shows in upcoming 2017!