I posted this last week on my Home and Garden blog, but wanted to repost here. I love Kathleen’s work and it is just another example of artistry inspired by our surroundings. I believe she paints peoples stories, just as writers write them. The medium is different, but the passion the same. I hope you check out her work:)
She commutes on the bus into Austin twice a day and began a series of watercolors entitled BusPaintings. She says, “Early on when I began taking the bus, I did do some character studies of people riding the # 983 Express. But then I became hesitant, thinking that perhaps I might be imposing on a near stranger's personal space -- one's mobile sanctum. As a representational artist I constantly look for character … What are the distinguishing characteristics of people … plants and animals… skies or, landscapes?"
She now has an Etsy store and besides selling her beautiful artwork, she will create a watercolor profile picture for you to use on Facebook. She did my profile and I love it. Better yet my husband loves it. He thinks she captured my friendliness in the painting. That was sweet of him to say, I’ll have to bake him some brownies. Anyway, I want to share my picture with you.