First and foremost, Kathie’s art-journey has been laced with great encouragement from family,
friends, fellow artists and collectors. Her lifelong desire to create has also been fueled by an
ever-present attraction to things of God, childhood memories of her family in the building
trade, and a high school art teacher that uncovered Kathie’s love for beauty and her capacity
for a variety of artistic mediums.
After graduating from The University of Tennessee in Art Education and Fine Arts, Kathie
received early recognition for pastel works. But it was 2009 when she found a home in painting
oils en plein air.
I call myself a “Nostalgic Impressionist” as a way of identifying the subjects and style of painting
that interest me most. Also I am really passionate about plein air painting and allow myself to
get lost in the wonderful process of it all!
Kathie resides with her husband and maintains a studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. She travels
extensively and spends much of her time oil painting in the great outdoors. Also, teaching
workshops and participating in plein air events occupies much of her calendar. Kathie’s original
works have sold internationally and she is quite proud of her fine art gallery representation.