from the artist

My ideas for my paintings and drawings always begin in my sketchbook. I think we all need to find a healthy vehicle to communicate our ideas to others. They just get bottled up without it and we can never move forward. This is why I create.

Beached Bird


upcoming exhibitions

Leaves, Feathers and Fur
~ New paintings ~

Show dates: June 8 – July 12, 2019
Opening reception: Saturday June 8, 5 - 8:30 pm

Location: McVarish Gallery
160 Tenth St. Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 298-1690 | Visit Gallery
Hours: Wed - Sun 11am - 4pm


The Kansas City Art Institute, BFA Photography, 1990

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, MFA Photography, 1997

Portland Community College, AAS Medical Laboratory Technology, 2006

art inquiries

Most pieces featured on this website are available for purchase or show. Kathleen welcomes your direct inquiries and comments.

Frontier | 53” X 12.5” ( 60.5” X 20.5” framed )

Each of my fable-like paintings and drawings exhibits an underlining core of disquiet, and often, uncomfortable beauty. They represent my responses to life's challenges, such as: strength and perseverance, the fear of loss, and personal redemption. These continual cycles of learning, growth and setback provide the raw emotions, impetus, and birthplace for my fictional animals and their environments.

I hope you enjoy my work. Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments.

Thank you,