Kathleen majored in science and spent 33 years teaching biology, chemistry, and general science in Kenmore, New York. She painted in her spare time and belonged to the Kenmore Art Society and the Tonawanda Council on the Arts. When they retired, her husband, Jack, and Kathleen moved to Emerald Isle beach, where she could devote her time and energy to creating art full time in her new studio. Images in her head, half buried, were surfacing to fruition.
She works with acrylic paint and additives. Her work often includes textures built of sand, paper, and found objects. The yin and yang of light and dark work against each other to create complex dynamics on the surface of the canvas. Color is a great mood achiever; it can sooth, excite, calm, or invigorate. It can enhance moods. All her paintings employ color. They invoke happiness and joy. Kathleen has produced several series of paintings including a dragon series, variations of heart shapes, space routes, and animal totem spirit paintings.
Kathleen is an active member and former president of the Carolina Artists Studio Gallery in Morehead City, where her work is always on display. Carolina Artists Gallery is a nonprofit gallery for local artists and is involved in community outreach programs. She is an artist of the month each year at the Chatham Hill Winery in Cary, NC.