Kathleen is a contemporary abstract artist working in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. Her work is inspired by nature and expresses organic subjects inviting the viewer to see and be aware of the beauty around them. The work is based on unique texture techniques to describe the varied earth forms that are all around us.
Her art is created to help the viewer see and be aware of the electrifying beauty of nature but still create mystery.
She paints commissioned portraits of dogs and cats of all breeds.
JURIED & JUDGED EXHIBITIONS:
San Diego Watercolor Society, Coachella Valley Watercolor
Palm Springs Art Museum Artist Council Exhibition
Riverside County Date Festival
Lake Oswego Festival of Arts
Watercolor Society of Oregon
Village Gallery of Art, Pacific Northwest Plein Air Show, Oregon Society of Artists, Rose Festival Art Show.
INVITATIONAL AND GROUP EXHIBITS:
Two Woman Exhibit – Two Babes With Brushes, Palm Desert Visitors Center & Desert Art Center
Art On The Edge Group Show UCR -Palm Desert
Lake Oswego Visions Invitational, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lakewood Art Association. Art in the Burbs, Frame Central Solo Exhibition, Art Media Show, Art Exhibit in Portland City Commissioner’s Offices.
Multiple Awards, San Diego Watercolor Society
Multiple Best in Shows, Coachella Valley Watercolor Society
Best in Show & Judges Award of Excellence, Riverside County Date Festival
Best in Show Coachella Valley Watercolor Society Plein Air Show
Basic Design, Fine Arts Coursework & Art History, Oregon State University, Portland State University & Chemeketa Community College
Dietetic Internship, Massachusetts General Hospital
B.S. Dietetics and Institution Management, Oregon State University
Earth Patterns - Watercolor
Pathways - Watercolor
To Register go to: www.sdws.org
This workshop will explore using acrylic and other mixed media to create abstract painting. You will learn about layering, glazing using transparent and opaque paints, collage, stencils, and other mixed media to develop the painting. A variety of methods will be used to apply the acrylic paintings. Design and composition will be explored as part of the process. Each student will be encouraged to develop their own abstract style.
All experience skill levels are welcome
Email me to sign up for a workshop.