Limited Edition Giclee Prints,
Edition of 100,
28" x 20.25"
Edition Giclee Prints,
Edition of 100
29" x 18.75 "
painting in watercolor in 1983. She took her first
drawing and painting class at San Francisco State
University to fulfill a graduation requirement,
and found that she was more interested in her art
class than in her major. She kept painting, but
didn't take another art class until 1991. Kathleen
studied watercolor with photo-realist painter Jim
Torlakson in the early 1990's, and with his
encouragement I began to paint seriously. In 1999,
she was awarded a one year scholarship to the
Academy of Art College in San Francisco. She
attended the AAC in 2000-2001, and fulfilled her
dream of attending art school.
from photos taken while in Hawaii and in
California. Sometimes she combines many photos to
create her composition. Lately, the focus of her
painting has been tropical flowers and still life.
Kathleen tries to capture the grace and beauty of
her subjects, and hopes viewers of her paintings
can share in the happiness they bring to her. Her
goal is to make her paintings look alive.
participating in local art festivals in 2005, and
really enjoys them. She says, “It's like having my
own art gallery for a weekend.”
watercolor classes in Pacifica since the fall of
2005. She teaches three day watercolor workshops
on various subjects such as painting flowers and
koi. She has also been invited to give watercolor
demonstrations for several art leagues and
She submits her
paintings to juried watercolor exhibitions around
the United States and has earned signature
membership in both the Northwest Watercolor
Society and Watercolor West in 2009.
spends half of the year in Hawaii painting and
teaching workshops, and the other half in
California where she sells her artwork at art
festivals around the country and travels for