Kathy’s parents were both ad agency pros in NYC for many years. Dad, art director and Mom, writer and sculptor, left the city to raise a family and moved to the country, buying a hundred acre farm in upstate New York that once was a working dairy farm. They had horses, cats, dogs and even chickens and geese at one point and the three kids were always outside exploring or riding. Wildlife roamed everywhere deer, opossum, skunks, turkey, owls, and bears pretty much co-existed.
Coming from an artistic family, creative expression in its many forms was always nurtured. Kathy loved to draw and gained feedback from both dad and mom on how to improve. Although interested in art, she earned a business degree and put all sketchbooks aside for many years to raise a family of her own (2 daughters) along with working in the family ad agency business which she now co-owns with her brother, Ken.
Kathy discovered a love of watercolor when she picked up the brush for the first time in 2013 after she and her husband moved to NC. “I had no idea how pigment and water could combine to create such beauty. I was hooked.” explained Kathy. “The web can be a fantastic learning resource with access to tutorials and demos and I soaked up as much as I could (and still do). Yong Chen, Andrew Geeson, Maria Raczynska, Jean Haines and Rick Surowicz are a few of my favorites. I found a local art school and learned the basics with Nancy Couick and have attended guest artist workshops”
My growth as an artist rapidly expanded to include a wide range of media and substrates from acrylics, pastels, charcoal, inks and mark making tools applied on paper, canvas and wood. Creative exploration comes from the heart and soul of an artist. I try to let the media direct me and the results can be phenomenal.
“Please take a look around and see if you find a connection with my work.