"My passion for painting is rooted in my garden. I strive to translate my excitement about the experience of growth, light, and translucent colors from the earth to my canvas. Nature has always spoken to me whether it is the rushing of a waterfall or the burst of new green in the Spring. I am awed by the beauty around me and I love to share my vision through my paintings."
In 2001 Kathy was invited to join a group of painters under the tutelage of the renowned artist, Richard Schmid. This opportunity renewed and revitalized her work and began a period of intense focus and rapid growth. Painting for these last 10 years with Schmid, his wife Nancy Guzik, and the group which has become known as the Putney Painters has provided invaluable support and inspiration.
The vision that she bestows on us with every brush stroke comes from a lifetime of intimate contact with nature. Along with her passion for nature and the interconnectedness of the natural world she is also an avid gardener and spends many pleasurable hours close to the flowers that she paints so magnificently. This close contact with her favorite subject provides her with not just a structural knowledge of flowers but a true love for the flowers, weeds, dirt and detritus of a natural, healthy garden.
Kathy believes in painting from life whenever possible and carries her paints on her frequent travels. While she believes that a well trained artist is able to paint anything skillfully, she has found that the intensity and emotion in her painting flows from her love of her subjects, whether still life, garden, figure, or the intimate landscape.
Kathy says, I view the world with a painters eye, finding paintings in all of my everyday experiences and travels.
Oil Painters of America - Signature Member
Allied Artists of America - Signature Member
National Arts Club Exhibiting Artist Member
Salmagundi Club - Exhibiting Artist Member
Connecticut Watercolor Society Signature Member
Putney Painters, Putney Vermont Charter Member
American Art Invitational - Saks Galleries, Dec 2010 - Award of Excellence
Salmagundi Club Annual Member's Show 2010 - First Prize
OPA - 2010 Eastern Regional Exhibition
Fine Art Views - December '09 Competition - Best of Show
OPA - 2010 National Juried Exhibition
OPA 2009 Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition
Bayonet Farm Plein Air Competition 2009 First Place
Wendt Gallery Guest Artist 2009 Winter Exhibition
OPA 2008 Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition
OPA 2008 National Juried Exhibition
Lyme Art Association Annual Landscape Show - Guest Artist
Women Artists of the West One of Ten Guest Artists
Butler Museum Annual National Juried Exhibit
Telluride Plein Air, Telluride, CO Invited 6 consecutive years
Settlers West Invitational Tucson, AZ
Richard Schmid Invitational Fine Art Auction
Arts for the Parks Top 100 National Touring Show
National Arts Club Solo Exhibition, Exhibiting Artist Member Shows
Hudson Valley Art Association, Rayma Spaulding Landscape Award
Allied Artists of America
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Show Signature Member
Munger Chadwick Art Show Tucson, AZ
Nomades del Arte Plein Air Invitational, Santa Fe, NM, One of five Keystone Artists - 2010
Southwest Art - August 2010, Artist to Watch
International Artist Magazine 4 time competition finalist
International Artist How did you paint that? series included in 4 books
International Artist Feature Article December/January 06/07 issue
American Artist Magazine Feature Article
Art and Antiques Magazine