My art consists of bright vivid colors and light. I enjoy playing with color, and acrylics allow me this opportunity with great diversity. My exploration into the world of mixed media has been a discovery of endless possibilities. Utilizing different techniques such as stamping, stenciling and palette knife application and incorporating mediums like gels, pastes and found materials satisfy my artistic inclination. I’m inspired by nature, architecture, interior design, and other artists. Most of my paintings contain both abstract and representational components. I strive to convey an element of beauty in all of my paintings.
Kathleen received a BS in print reproduction which led to a career in graphic design for many years. She then began studying acrylics and mixed media under the guidance of Sandra Washburn.
Kathleen is an artist as well as a teacher. She taught art to children PreK-5th for the past five years in an after school art program called Children's Art Place. She also taught a week long summer art camp for children at Art Creations in Chattanooga, Tennessee for the past three years. This past summer (2018) she was the Arts and Crafts specialist for Pok-O-MacCready summer camp in upstate New York.
In addition, she is a founding member of Mixed Media Inspired Artists in Chattanooga, TN. She has shown much of her art in and around Tennessee and Georgia at the following venues: Reflections Gallery, North River Civic Center, Michael's Fine Arts and Framing in Dalton, Exum Gallery, Harris Arts Center in Calhoun, and Creative Arts Guild in Dalton, The Customs House in Clarkesville, TN and Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.