As a child I was mesmerized by America’s first televised instructional artist, Jon Gnagy…”Wow! How does he do that? I want to do that.” My love of art continued through high school, but practicality & a lack of confidence in my artistic abilities led to a career in surgical nursing as I raised my family.At the age of forty I had reached a crossroads. Do I further my education or pursue my love of art? A dear friend, who saw the work I’d done in high school, said “go for the art” & I was on my way. That pivotal decision changed my life & opened up a new world.In my paintings I hope to convey to the viewer an emotional response. I am fascinated by light striking an object or scene and turning the ordinary into something extraordinary.
Kathy is a member of the St. Michaels Art League, Academy Art Museum and Working Artists Forum. She has participated in The Arts in Easton Banner Program for several years and has been juried into The Oxford Fine Arts Fair in 2017 and juried seven years into the Local Color Exhibit during Plein Air Easton.Kathy paints mostly landscapes, boats, barns and everyday scenes depicting life on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Simple design, crisp, vivid colors and the play of sunlight and shadows are elements she strives to achieve in her paintings.In addition to attending the occasional workshop and many various artist demonstrations, she frequently attends the mentoring sessions of nationally acclaimed artist Nancy Tankersley.