About our Juror,
A transplant from Ohio, Kathleen is a painter currently living and working in the Upstate. She creates commissioned portraits and other representational work in a number of media. Kathleen draws upon over 30 years’ experience and is traditionally trained in oil painting and credits her knowledge and skill with other media to her early career as a medical illustrator. It is this multifaceted background that makes her unique as an artist. Her paintings each have their own distinct style due to the medium or combination of mediums she enlists. Her oils are traditional, yet executed in a painterly manner. Her colored pencil and mixed media pieces are known for their rich color, soft transitions and incredible detail.
A graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Art, she studied both medical illustration and portrait painting. Upon graduation, she worked for a leading research hospital in Cleveland, Ohio as a medical illustrator and graphic designer. Kathleen’s commercial art experience includes freelance work for surgical textbooks, medical magazines, and medical legal presentations.
During her early career, she also pursued her passion for portraiture and started to accept commissions painting children. Eventually she chose to fully commit herself to painting and her desire to pursue teaching. What began as giving private lessons in her studio, expanded to include workshops and classes for a number of art leagues, museums, a gifted high school program and continuing education departments in several colleges including her alma mater.
Having relocated to Greenville, South Carolina in 2011, Kathleen’s work today includes portraiture, landscapes and other representational pieces. She continues to teach and also works part time as the Art School Coordinator for the Spartanburg Art Museum.