Kathleen has been both a high school teacher as well as a studio potter traveling to fine art shows throughout the southeast. After visiting Midcoast Maine for 30 years during the summers, she and her husband, Mike, knew that it would be their retirement destination. Watercolor has always been a favorite and upon retirement she had the time to pursue becoming a watercolor artist. She has studied locally with midcoast artists Jan Kilburn, Tony van Hasselt, and with internally known master Alvaro Castagnet
Kathleen now exhibits at her watercolor gallery in Damariscotta and is also a member of the Pemaquid Art Gallery at Pemaquid Point. Kathleen states, " My love of coastal Maine encompasses it’s seacoast, quaint villages, scenic coves, trails and gardens. The rocky shore, vistas and cottages with colorful wildflower or perennial gardens infuse me with the desire to interpret their beauty with paints. A gardener at heart, painting flowers is one of my passions. Capturing the depth of colors in a roadside lupine may be my challenge." Village historical architecture can be seen in her new series, Maine Historic Village Montages. Often her artwork can include the lines and details of the homes and buildings of Midcoast Maine. Many of these are representative of local history. It may be a downtown landmark, a Victorian mansion with filigree trim or a rustic cottage by the sea that inspires her to include it in a watercolor. The vision and passion for local architecture combines with the area landscape so that nature and architecture complement each other in her watercolors.