"Anything under the sun is beautiful if you have the vision - it is the seeing
of the thing that makes it so." Charles Hawthorne on painting
Using oil or pastel, my paintings are both a representation of the outside world
and a reflection of my inner response to its beauty, in particular a mood of calm
that I most often experience during late afternoon and early evening light. With
practice, like meditation, I focus during the process of painting and through painting,
Nature has taught me to see. The ability to see and simplify, to organize the value
patterns, shapes, edges and color is a never ending course of study. As an artist,
I hope to experience and then recreate this mood, this vision through paint and brush
and possibly invoke a spark of recognition in the viewer as well.
Kathleen studied at Chicago's American Academy of Art, The School of the Art Institute
and has earned signature status in the Pastel Society of America, American Society
of Marine Artists and American Transparent Watercolor Society.