In her still life paintings, Kathleen incorporates objects that that have been tossed out or discarded. These objects, such as manually powered rotary eggbeaters or hook and claw can openers, were once part of our daily experience. Once familiar, these objects are now forgotten, defunct or technologically passe. Yet they they resonate with the viewer in a moment of memory and speak to us about aging, durability, our perceptions of usefulness and our notions of technology. These objects, reborn in paintings as art, are thereby elevated from “thowaway” to “art”.
Kathleen was born in Washington, D.C. As a teen, she attended the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C and received her BFA from the University of Maryland. She worked for 23 years as a graphic artist for the Department of Defense/Army. Now retired, she recently concluded the 3 year Master Artist Program at the Compass Atelier in Rockville, MD. She lives in Bethesda where she enjoys her three children and pursues a career in art. She is a registered copyist at the National Gallery of Art.
Kathleen has exhibited at the Yellow Barn, the Compass Atelier, the Kensington Labor Day Art Show, and the Academy Center for the Arts in Lynchburg, VA. She is scheduled to be in group shows in 2018 at the Washington Arts Club, the Glenview Mansion, TAG Gallery, Frederick, MD. She is currently a member at The Artists Gallery (TAG) in Frederick, Maryland and the New Masters Art Gallery where she shows on a regular basis.
Won Honorable Mention in Women’s Club of Chevy Chase 2017 exhibit.
Juried into MFA Gallery B, Bethesda, MD 2017 exhibit by Susan Calloway.
Juried into Academy Center of the Arts 2017 National Exhibit, Lynchburg, VA.
Juried into Gallery North, Edmond, Washington “Small Works” Show 2017.
Won Honorable Mention Yellow Barn Member Show 2007.
Won 2nd Place in Yellow Barn Member Show 2008.