"My passion for painting is rooted in my garden.  I strive to translate my excitement about the experience of growth, light, and translucent colors from the earth to my canvas.  Nature has always spoken to me whether it is the rushing of a waterfall or the burst of new green in the Spring. I am awed by the beauty around me and I love to share my vision through my paintings."

In 2001 Kathy was invited to join a group of painters under the tutelage of the renowned artist, Richard Schmid.  This opportunity renewed and revitalized her work and began a period of intense focus and rapid growth.  Painting for these last 10 years with Schmid, his wife Nancy Guzik, and the group which has become known as the Putney Painters has provided invaluable support and inspiration.   

The vision that she bestows on us with every brush stroke comes from a lifetime of intimate contact with nature.  Along with her passion for nature and the interconnectedness of the natural world she is also an avid gardener and spends many pleasurable hours close to the flowers that she paints so magnificently.  This close contact with her favorite subject provides her with not just a structural knowledge of flowers but a true love for the flowers, weeds, dirt and detritus of a natural, healthy garden. 

Kathy believes in painting from life whenever possible and carries her paints on her frequent travels.   While she believes that a well trained artist is able to paint anything skillfully, she has found that the intensity and emotion in her painting flows from her love of her subjects, whether still life, garden, figure, or the intimate landscape.
Kathy says, “I view the world with a painter’s eye, finding paintings in all of my everyday experiences and travels.”


National Arts Club, NYC - Exhibiting Artist Member
- Painting selected for Permanent Collection
Salmagundi Club, NYC- Artist Member
Oil Painters of America - Signature Member
Allied Artists of America - Signature Member
Connecticut Watercolor Society - Signature Member
Putney Painters, Putney Vermont - Charter Member
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters


2014        Oil Painter of America National Juried Exhibition
              - Best Signature Member Award of Excellence
2013        Salmagundi Club, John N. Lewis Memorial Award, Top Award, Nov 2013
2013           Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition - 
                   Impressionist Award of Excellence
2013          Art Renewal Center Salon Competition - Finalist Landscape Category
                          2012 - Finalist Animal Category 
2012           Western Art Collector Award of Excellence - Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters
                   Paint Out and Show, Jackson Hole, WY
2012          Salmagundi Club - President’s Award - Summer Show
2012          Jury’s Top 50 - Salon International 2012, Intl Museum of Contemporary Masters
                  of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery
2012          National Arts Club Members Show - House of Hydenryk Award
2012          Salmagundi Club - Herbert L. & R. Harmer Smith SCNY Award
2011          National Arts Club Members Show - President’s Award
2010          American Art Invitational - Saks Galleries Southwest Art Magazine    Award of Excellence 
2010          Alden Bryan Memorial Prize (First Prize) for a Traditional Landscape in Oil - Salmagundi Club Member Show
2010          Margery Soroka Memorial Award (First Prize) Salmagundi Club - Summer show 
2010          Fine Art Views Online Exhibition - First Prize
2010          RayMar Art Competition -  July Finalist
2009          Bayonet Farm Annual Plein Air Competition - First Prize
2009          Nomadas del Arte - Award of Merit
2007          National Arts Club - Portrait Award, EAM Show
2006          Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club John Manship Landscape Award
2006          National Arts Club Annual Online Exhibition - Peoples Choice Award
2006          International Artist Magazine Floral and Garden Competition - Finalist
2005          National Arts Club Annual Online Exhibition - Peoples Choice Award
2004          Hudson Valley Art Association Rayma Spaulding Award for Landscape
2004          International Artist Magazine Floral Competition - Finalist 2 times
2003          Connecticut Watercolor Society Esther Fay Memorial Award
2003          International Artist Magazine Floral Competition - Finalist 
2003          National Arts Club Annual Online Exhibition - President’s Award
2000          National Arts Club EAM Show - House of Heydenryk Award


2014, '08, '10, 13   Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition
2013                      Greenhouse Gallery - Two person show "Beyond the Still"
2013, 2012            Art Renewal Center Salon Competition
2012                      American Masters Invitational, Salmagundi Club
2012                      Salon International 2012 - Greenhouse Gallery
2012                      Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art 2012 - Legacy Gallery
2012                      Miller Gallery - Contemporary Impressionism Invitational
2012                      Artists for the New Century - Bennington Center for the Arts
2012                      Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters - Grand Teton NP
2012-2008            Settlers West (Tucson, AZ) Annual Invitational Miniature Show
2011-2012            Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art - Legacy Gallery 
2010-2012            American Art Invitational - Saks Galleries - Award of Excellence
2010                      Acadia Invitational - Argosy Gallery, Bar Harbor, ME
2010                      Salmagundi Club Member’s Show - First Prize
2009                      Fine Art Views - Dec. ’09 Competition - Best of Show
2009-2012            Windows to the Divine, Evergreen, CO, Invited Guest Artist
2009                      Bayonet Farm Annual Plein Air Competition
2009 & 2005         Solo Show - National Arts Club, NYC
2008                      Lyme Art Association Annual Landscape Show - Guest Artist
2009-2008            Nomadas Del Arte - Invitational Plein Air Exhibition
2010                     Nomadas Del Arte - Keystone Artist
2011-2006            Telluride Plein Air - 1 of 30 artists accepted
2007                     Women Artists of the West - Guest Artist
2007                     Butler Museum - 71st Annual National Midyear Exhibit
2007                     Connecticut Watercolor Society - CWS Award Winners   Invitational 
    2008-2006            Richard Schmid Invitational Fine Art Auction - Ft. Collins, CO 
    2007                      Exhibiting Artist Member Show National Arts Club - Portrait Award
2006 & 2003        Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
2006                     Allied Artists of America
2006                     Arts for the Parks Top 200 Show
2005                     Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
2005                     ROAR Exhibition - Aldrich Museum 
2004                     Arts for the Parks  Top 100 National Touring Show
2004                     Hudson Valley Art Association 
2013-2001            Exhibiting Artist Member Show, National Arts Club, NYC
2002                     Lyme Art Association - Art of New England


Summer 2014 edition Only Magazine, Nantucket
Plein Air magazine - Feature Article July 2014
Southwest Art Feature Article - "Drawn to the Garden"  2013
American Art Collector -  “From Bud to Bloom” - March 2012
Southwest Art - “Petal Pushers” - May 2012
American Artist Studios 2012
American Artist - Feature Article - Jul/Aug 2011
Art of the West - Feature Article - May/Jun 2011
Fine Art Connoisseur - Artists Making Their Mark - May/Jun 2011
American Artist - Nov. 2010
Southwest Art Magazine - Artist to Watch, Aug. 2010
American Art Collector - Artist Focus, April, 2009
Art & Antiques Magazine - Spring 2008
International Artist - Feature Article  - Jan. 2007 issue
International Artist - How did you paint that?
-Favorite Subject - 2005
-Still Life & Florals - 2004
-Floral & Garden - 2004
-Seascapes, Rivers & Lakes - 2004 
American Artist Magazine & Website - July 2003


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