"My passion for painting is rooted in my garden.  I strive to translate my excitement about the experience of growth, light, and translucent colors from the earth to my canvas.  Nature has always spoken to me whether it is the rushing of a waterfall or the burst of new green in the Spring. I am awed by the beauty around me and I love to share my vision through my paintings."

In 2001 Kathy was invited to join a group of painters under the tutelage of the renowned artist, Richard Schmid.  This opportunity renewed and revitalized her work and began a period of intense focus and rapid growth.  Painting for these last 10 years with Schmid, his wife Nancy Guzik, and the group which has become known as the Putney Painters has provided invaluable support and inspiration.  
 

The vision that she bestows on us with every brush stroke comes from a lifetime of intimate contact with nature.  Along with her passion for nature and the interconnectedness of the natural world she is also an avid gardener and spends many pleasurable hours close to the flowers that she paints so magnificently.  This close contact with her favorite subject provides her with not just a structural knowledge of flowers but a true love for the flowers, weeds, dirt and detritus of a natural, healthy garden. 

Kathy believes in painting from life whenever possible and carries her paints on her frequent travels.   While she believes that a well trained artist is able to paint anything skillfully, she has found that the intensity and emotion in her painting flows from her love of her subjects, whether still life, garden, figure, or the intimate landscape.
Kathy says, “I view the world with a painter’s eye, finding paintings in all of my everyday experiences and travels.”


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Affiliations:
Oil Painters of America - Master Signature Member
Allied Artists - Signature Member
National Arts Club - Exhibiting Artist Member. In the permanent collection
Connecticut Watercolor Society - Signature Member
Putney Painters with Richard Schmid, Putney Vermont - Charter Member
Salmagundi Club - Artist Member
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters
2015-2017 Plein Air Convention - Faculty
2017 Portrait Society, Atlanta - Faculty

Recent Awards
2022 Best in Show - Salmagundi Club Landscape Show
2021 Gold Medal Award - Masters Division, Oil Painters of America Nat’l Salon Show
2021 Best Floral - Plein Air Salon Competition, Plein Air Magazine
2021 Best in Show - Art Focus, Hamilton, MT, Art in Bloom 
2020 Salmagundi Club, Peter Helch Award, Thumb Box Show
2019 Salmagundi Club, Sylvia Maria Glesmann Floral Award 2nd Prize
2019 Second Place, Masters Division, Virtuosos of OPA
2018 Salmagundi Club, 2018 Fall Auction, Edwin H. Blashfield Award
2018 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition - Donors’ Award of Excellence
2018 Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence - Windows to the Divine Show
2018 Third Place - National Arts Club Exhibiting Artist Member Show
2017 President’s Award - National Arts Club Exhibiting Artist Member Show
2017 1st Place Still Life - Salmagundi Club, Still Life in Color Show
2015 Gamblin Oil Award for Landscape - Salmagundi Club 131st Members show
2014 Sylvia Glesmann Floral Show - Best in Show, Salmagundi Club, NYC
2014 Oil Painter of America National Juried Exhibition
- Best Signature Member Award of Excellence
2013 Salmagundi Club, John N. Lewis Memorial Award, Top Award, Nov 2013
2013 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition
- Impressionist Award of Excellence
2013 Art Renewal Center Salon Competition - Finalist Landscape Category
2012- Finalist Animal Category
2012 Western Art Collector Award of Excellence - Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters
Paint Out and Show, Jackson Hole, WY
2012 Salmagundi Club - President’s Award - Summer Show
2012 National Arts Club Members Show - House of Hydenryk Award
2011 National Arts Club Members Show - President’s Award
2010 Alden Bryan Memorial Prize (First Prize) for a Traditional Landscape in Oil - Salmagundi Club Member Show




Publications:

Art of the West - November 2021 - Feature Article
Southwest Art Magazine - August 2017
Pratique des Arts - Summer 2016 - 6 page article
Plein Air Magazine - “Using Mistakes to Your Advantage” May/June 2014
International Artist - “A Day in the Life of An Artist” Aug/Sept 2013
Southwest Art Feature Article - “Drawn to the Garden”  2013
American Art Collector -  “From Bud to Bloom” - March 2012
Southwest Art - “Petal Pushers” - May 2012
American Artist Studios 2012
Fine Art Connoisseur - Three to Watch - May/Jun 2011
American Artist - Feature Article, July 2011
Art of the West - Feature Article, May/June 2011
Southwest Art Magazine - Artist to Watch, Aug. 2010
International Artist - Feature Article - December/January ‘06/07 issue

Selected Exhibitions:
American Masters Invitational, Salmagundi Club
Laumeister Art Center, Bennington, Vt., Tribute to Richard Schmid Show, Sept. 2018
Legacy Gallery, Bozeman - August 2017 Two Person Show
Pierce Gallery, Nantucket, 2016, Solo Show
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK 2015
Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ,  Two person show, February 2015
St. Botolph Club, Boston, 3 person show with Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik, Nov. 2014
Greenhouse Gallery - 2 Person Show, “Beyond the Still” Nov. 2013
OPA - National Juried Exhibition, - Best Signature Member Award of Excellence
Art Renewal Center Salon - 2012, 2013
Artists for the New Century - Bennington Center for the Arts 2012
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters - Grand Teton NP 2012
Settlers West Invitational - Tucson, AZ, 2008 through 2015
American Art Invitational - Saks Galleries - Award of Excellence
Fine Art Views - Dec. ’09 Competition - Best of Show
Lyme Art Association Annual Landscape Show - Guest Artist
Butler Museum Annual National Juried Exhibit
Telluride Plein Air, Telluride, CO - Invited 6 consecutive years
Richard Schmid Invitational Fine Art Auction
Arts for the Parks - Top 100 National Touring Show, 2004, Grand Teton Nat’l Park
National Arts Club - Solo Exhibition (2005 & 2009), Exhibiting Artist Member Shows

Representation
Susan Powell Fine Art - Madison CT
Legacy Gallery - Scottsdale, AZ, Jackson, WY
Tree’s Place - Orleans, MA
West Wind Fine Art - Walpole, NH
Horton Hayes Gallery, Charleston, SC
Montana Gallery, Billings, MT