The Work Of Kathleen Alexander

Anthurium and plates
Limited Edition Giclee Prints,
Edition of 100,
28" x 20.25"


Limited Edition Giclee Prints,
Edition of 100


Haiku #1
Limited Edition Prints:
29" x 18.75 "


Kathleen began 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.

Kathleen paints 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.

Kathleen began participating in local art festivals in 2005, and really enjoys them. She says, “It's like having my own art gallery for a weekend.”

Kathleen taught 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 associations.

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.

Kathleen now 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 watercolor workshops.



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