Kathy has been a professional artist in Savannah for over 40 years but looking back over her life, she realizes that she was always interested in art. She did not really start to paint until she was living on Midway Island in the middle of the Pacific as an Air force wife. She and an artist friend would lie on the beach and this teacher would point out the many colors in the “white” clouds and the range of colors of the ocean from turquoise to deep royal blue. So, learning how to see was the first step.
Over the years she lived in many beautiful places, including Hawaii. She also took workshops from acclaimed artists in oil, watercolor, and mixed media which trained her in different techniques and mediums, giving her flexibility to create in styles that were appropriate for a variety of situations.
As her children grew into adventurous and creative adults, she traveled to see them in California, Singapore, Bali, Vietnam. Always, more opportunities to see and to paint.
Then the final stop was Savannah, which presented a possible painting with every blink of the eye. That was 40 years ago and SCAD had just opened their doors. Kathy signed up for the etching class, a totally different art experience.
This time, she was working with acid, ink and beautiful handmade paper. She was hooked and forty years later Kathy has created 200 etching plates and printed over 20,000 etchings!
And it’s not over yet!