Nothing can make a young adult feel nostalgic — or old — as quickly as a kid pointing at a VHS tape and asking, "What's that?" But while DVDs and streaming services may rule the day, artist Katie Winchester is keeping video alive by remaking VHS cover art.
Winchester, who lives in Carbondale, Illinois, has been using acrylic paint and wooden blocks to re-create faux VHS boxes for the past two years. She gives each movie her own twist, often adding fun taglines and describing what she would want people to know before renting the film. The Internet has taken notice — she's drawn more than 12,000 Instagram followers. IRL, she has a gallery in New Orleans selling her work, as well as a show now display in St. Louis at the Cherokee Street gallery Grease 3 (3214 Cherokee Street).But she wasn't always an artist. In fact, Winchester taught herself how to paint because she had a vision for, yes, fake movie boxes.
Gotsta pay my rent, dudes! All these babes are for sale! I'm closing my eyes and refreshing my paypal and praying to the rent Gods! 😝 and remember - commissions are $50 but all these in the pic go for $40 today free US shipping. Help your #VHS sibling out! 😎 #vhscu #acryliconwood #vhsgirlpainting I think I might have painted 150 paintings by now. I should have made a ledger sooner😅
I always wanted a wall with all my favorite movies on it, so I did the thing and remember everyday to make art that makes your soul happy, and then it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. Except maybe your landlord, who probably hates you for putting so many holes in the wall. I'll paint it before I move out, I promise! ☺️ #vhsgirlpainting