Kathleen was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland. As a teen, she attended the Corcoran School of Art in Washington and received her BA from the University of Maryland. She worked for 23 years as a graphic artist for the Department of Defense and US Army. Now retired, she recently completed the three year Master Artist Program at the Compass Atelier in Rockville. She lives in Bethesda where she enjoys her three children and a blossoming art career. She exhibits at the TAG Gallery in Frederick and the New Masters Art Gallery in Rockville. She is a registered copyist at the National Gallery of Art.
In her current body of work, Kathleen uses images of objects that resonate with the viewer in a moment of memory and recognition. 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 passé. Yet they speak to us about the effects of time, our perceptions of usefulness and technology. Her work focuses on the effects of time on objects. Born anew in paintings as “art”, these objects are given permanence and as art, they attain new status. As such, they are elevated from "throwaway” to "art".
Won Honorable Mention at the 2017 Women's Club of Chevy Chase Art Exhibit
Juried into the 2017 Maryland Federation of Art Gallery B, Bethesda Exhibit
juried into the Academy Center of the Arts 2017 National Exhibit, Lynchburg, VA
Juried into Gallery North, Edmond, Washington 2017 Small Works Show
Won Second Place in 2008 Yellow Barn Annual Member Sho
Won Honorable Mention in 2007 Yellow Barn Annual Member Show